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This is a transportation themed dramatic play activity centers plan

Subjects:

Language Arts, Music, Social Studies  

Grade:

PreK  

 

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

 

      dolls

 

      dress-up

 

      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.

CIRCLE TIME

      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.

INTRODUCE CENTERS

      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.

KITCHEN:

      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.

OUTSIDE:

      Utilize the tunnels as the children become the train and the animals in the train.

Dumbo

      helps them imagine being an animal on a train.
    Use gazebo or picnic tables as the train station and serve food outside.

SNACKS:

      Animal crackers dipped in peanut butter, purchase donuts and orange juice, or just serve water or juice.

 

      Try the

theideabox.com

    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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