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This is a transportation themed dramatic play activity centers plan
Social Studies, Music, Language Arts
Title – Dramatic Play-Transportation
By – Anna
Primary Subject – Social Studies
Secondary Subjects – Music, Art, Language Arts
Grade Level – Preschool
MOVIE IDEA: Dumbo
PROP BOX IDEAS:
- engineer hat
- red, white, and green flags
- cardboard boxes painted black or use water/sand table plastic containters if large enough
- first aid kit
- toy trains and tracks for block area
- little cars or dump truck
- wrapping paper tubes for crossing gates (red and white)
- If outside, use tunnels for train and tables for train station.
- Greeting songs,
Down by the Station
Little Red Caboose
She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain, When She Comes
A Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track
- and other transportation songs.
- This week we are learning about Land and Rail transportation. Introduce your set-up train and show them where the engineer sits, note a flagman, 2 people for crossing gates, passengers, first aid kit in case of an injury (and there will be lots!). Turn your kitchen table into a hospital, have coloring sheets ready for children who want quiet time.
- I allowed the children to dress-up and bring their babies on board. If you have puppets or stuffed animals that would be good. You could have a circus train.
- Utilize as the train station and use cash register to sell tickets.
- Play Thunderstorm CD music and use a water spray mister to pretend that it is raining, flicker lights (unless there may be an epileptic light sensitive child) to imitate lightning.
- Utilize the tunnels as the children become the train and the animals in the train.
- helps them imagine being an animal on a train.
- Use gazebo or picnic tables as the train station and serve food outside.
- Animal crackers dipped in peanut butter, purchase donuts and orange juice, or just serve water or juice.
- Try the
- for snacks or other website.
The children and I had a good week and if you can take dramatic play outside, it’s even better.
I hope you like this idea. It worked well with my 4/5 year olds.
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