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Preschool Travel and Transportation Lesson Plan: Let's Go on an Adventure!

Updated on September 22, 2018
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"When it's time for a journey, to learn and to grow, roads guide your footsteps wherever you go. Roads give you chances to seek and explore. Want an adventure? Just open your door." Share Wherever You Go by Pat Zietlow Miller, art by Eliza Wheeler.

Wherever You Go by Pat Zietlow Miller and Eliza Wheeler

Circle Time - Traveling Adventure

We are on a traveling adventure today. (Read Maisey Goes On A Plane. An endearing children's book just right for pre-flight preschoolers, or My First Plane Ride. Both books are realistic good choices about airline travel. While the children are watching, set up the dramatic play area including rows of seats for passengers. Suggest crew members, flight attendant and boarding area. Next, introduce the learning centers.) In our block corner, we will be creating roads. We will be making boarding passes for an airplane trip in our art center. In language arts we will draw a picture, and share a story. If you were to take a trip, how would you like to travel?

CeCe's "My Adventure Song" (sing to tune of "London Bridge")

Teacher sings to each child:

How would you like to travel (child's name)?

Travel (child's name)? Travel (child's name)?

How would you like to travel (child's name)?

On your adventure? (Child names the form of transportation.)

What would you pack to take along, take along, take along?

What would you pack to take along?

On your adventure? (child names item)

Movement and Music - CeCe's "Come Along and Move With Me"


(Sing to "Mary Had a Little Lamb") Form a circle and join hands:


Come along and move with me


To the right,


To the right,


Come along and move with me


We're moving to the right.


Come along and move with me


to the right,


to the right,


Come along and move with me


We're moving to the right.


Come along and move with me


To the left,


To the left,


Come along and move with me


We're moving to the left.


Come along and move with me


To the left,


To the left,


Come along and move with me


We're moving to the left.


(Next, the teacher leads the children


around room and then children are named


leaders.)


Come along and move with me


Move with me, move with me.


Come along and move with me.


Now we're moving,


You and me.


(Your leader may take you back to the rug for your next adventure!)





Art - Making Boarding Passes

Children cut out rectangle shape printed on white paper for flight boarding passes (another option is for children to trace rectangle poster board and cut). Child may write their name, flight and seat number (a stamp and pad is a fun addition to the center). The boarding passes will be used to board the plane!

Language Arts - My Adventure (Drawing and Story)

How would you like to travel? Would you travel by boat, or by train or bus? Maybe you would travel by bicycle. Draw a picture, and tell your story. Another option is a travel log or journal. Children include illustrations depicting their imaginary trips. Questions to be answered? Where will you be going? How will you plan? What will you pack? How will you travel? Children love to choose brightly colored paper clips to secure illustrations.

Dramatic Play - Airline Travel

Both Maisey Goes On A Plane by Lucy Cousins and My First Plane Ride by Patricia Hubbell set the scene for airline travel in the dramatic play area. Don't forget the boarding passes!

Block corner - Building Roads

Add various props to the block corner (people, cars, trucks, boats, bridges, and road signs).

Gathering Time

Gather together and share travel illustrations or journals and stories from the Language Arts Center. After sharing, read The Seashore Book, written by Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by Wendell Minor. With the help of his mother's beautiful narrative, a little boy from the mountains travels to the seashore using his imagination. "....and now I can always close my eyes and be there the way I was just now with you."

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