Great Picture Books About Transportation

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Typically when we start a unit I'll grab a Gail Gibbons book along the same lines of what we are studying? She's a great non-fiction storybook author. Her books are perfect for curious little eyes to explore pages full of information even before they are ready to read. This one is no exception covering every form of transportation from cars to cruise liners. 

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Freight Train by Donald Crews is a good one for younger preschoolers with few words but colorful pictures. It names the various cars on a train and uses fun imagery to show the speed of a train racing down different tracks. Short and sweet! 

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Red Light, Green Light by Anastasia Suen is another great preschool book! Full color pages with lots of action and describing words. Seeing play different forms of transportation zoom around different scenes is so much fun! From traffic to trolleys and choppers this adorable book is definitely a great one for the lover of everything that goes! 

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If your littles are like mine you know that it's not just the forms of transportation that captivates them its their sounds too! Zoom Zoom by Robert Burleigh is a perfect solution to meeting both those desires! His rhythmic and rhyming story tells of a city full of sound! From sun up to sun down and everything in between this cute book is a thrilling ride! 

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Y is for Yacht. The letter we are studying during this unit is the letter Y which inspired reading this book. It is one of those awesome, interactive preschool books. Your little will love reading all about the many different kinds of boats (there are SO many! ) This board book format has pages that open up into huge pages with giant illustrations of ferries, and sailboats, and tugboats and more! Great for the nautical loving little in your life! 

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The pigeon, need I say more? We love this silly, sometimes emotional, little fella! Mo Willems has a fantastic sense of you humor and littles pick up on the silliness right away! This one will have you in stitches. Bless that pigeon's heart, all he wants to do is DRIVE THAT BUS!!! (Also, the pigeon is part of a larger series of books all of which are adorably funny! Definite favorites around here.)

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To the typical family travel is not the most fun part of vacation, aparently that's not the story for these bunnies. They take 12 different modes of transportation to arrive at their destination- home. Your little is sure to love the adventurous traveling these bunnies do and the fun pictures accompanying them. 


Last, but not least Delievery was a sweet book to read and comes perfect right after our valentine celebrations last week! "Aaron Meshon's playful, tender and almost wordless story, a grandmother sends love to the moon and back to get a very special delivery to a very special boy!" This book was written with so much love and you can certainly feel it! 

Olympic Fun for Your Preschooler

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O is for Olympics

I love this cute and super creative idea! Colorful fruit loops work perfect with this printable to make a colorful fun Olympic ring!

Natural Olympic Rings

How fun is this activity?! What a fun way to take our learning outside! This time of year might be difficult to find each of the colors but that won't stop us from trying! :) 

Torn Paper Torch

Simple and still so creative! My little paper tearing creatives would love this craft! All you need is a little construction paper and imagination! :) 

Olympic Ring Toss

Who doesn't love a toss game? Especially if you're a preschooler! :) This colorful and fun toss looks like a blast! I know my girls are going to flip over it! You'll just need a stapler, construction paper, and a couple colorful buttons. 

You know I couldn't write a post without including a picture book. :) I discovered an alphabet book perfect for different age ranges. Younger learners could enjoy the pictures and a short paragraph while older readers could enjoy reading more detailed information about the olympics.

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I saw these salt dough medals and thought they were too cute! Just your regular salt dough recipe, a little gold paint, and fun ribbon. How fun! 

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I hope these ideas inspire a little Olympic fun for you and your littles! Want this Trace and Color activity page? Click the link below for an instant download! Happy Olympic celebrating!