Read details about more than 12 TRANSPORTATION Literacy & Math Centers to fill your theme with all things that go in the descriptions below. Photos of the activities in action can be found above, where you can see some of the variations included in these printable learning centers.
Each learning center includes detailed descriptions of the activity and how to play!
Transportation Vocab & Write the Room – 10 themed vocabulary word cards are included in both uppercase and lowercase versions. Use the cards in your writing area, during science, or along with circle time. There are 3 Write the Room recording papers (trace uppercase words, trace lowercase words, write the words on your own) and Color the Room recording sheets included to differentiate instruction.
Things That Go Emergent Readers – 2 levels of readers included
“They Ride” – includes repetition, sight words, predictable words, and themed words. Includes 2 pages per piece of paper to make copying and assembling books super simple!
“Ride” (mini) – 3 words per mini page with use of the repetitive use of sight words and a transportation themed word in the reader. In this mini book, the entire reader is printed on one page. Practice the predictable words with clues from the pictures.
Scooter Rhyming Puzzles– Find the set of short vowel rhyming pictures on the scooters and match the puzzle pieces together correctly. After putting a puzzle together, find a rhyming picture on the recording sheet and color it in.
Tow Truck Alphabet & Initial Sound Match – Choose between the uppercase, lowercase, or initial sound cards to match up with the tow truck. Get the correct car towed and write the letter on the match on the recording sheet.
Things That Go Alphabet Tracing – Practice the correct letter formation with both uppercase and lowercase letters while using dry erase markers on these alphabet tracing cards.
Truck Full of Alphabet Clip Cards – Identify the letter in the truck and then choose the matching letter from the three choices on the clip card. Use a clothespins to clip the correct match. Match uppercase to uppercase or lowercase to uppercase letters.
Airplane Number & Addition Color By Code– Color the airplane picture by number or addition fact. Read the color words and figure out which color each number should be colored in the picture.
Truck Play Dough Shape Mats – Pick a rock shape card, identify the shape, and build it on the truck play dough mat. Roll out the play dough into a “snake” to form the shape.
Train 10 & 20 Frame Clip Cards – Use 10 frame skills to count and identify the number of boxes filled in both the 10 and 20 frame clip cards. Choose from the three numbers at the bottom of the card to find the matching number. Clip the number with a clothespin.
Car Ruler & Measurement – Using non-standard measurement skills, measure the height of each picture. Use the car ruler to fine how many cars tall each picture is. Write the measurement of each picture on the recording sheet.
Silly Car Roll & Color or Graph – Roll a printable silly car die and identify the color shown. Color a blank car in that same color or color in the graph marking that color. Roll the die again and record the color rolled.
Dump Truck Rock Count (1-20) – Choose a number card 1-20 and add that number of rocks to the dump truck on the mat. Count up to the number picked while adding the rocks, and count down from that number when taking the rocks off one bye on.
Don’t get stuck at the red light! Check out our Transportation Fine Motor Busy Bins to go along with these literacy and math centers!