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Does your student ever need a break? Grab this set of transportation exercise cards and help improve your student’s focus with gross motor movements.

You can find all of our movement cards here.

What’s Included in the Transportation Exercise Cards?

The file includes 16 cards with these exercises:

  • sail like a boat
  • stretch up like a balloon
  • zoom like a jet
  • fly like a plane
  • dive like a submarine
  • ride like a bicycle
  • crash like a monster truck
  • back up like a delivery truck
  • float like a blimp
  • speed up like a scooter
  • sway like a wagon
  • slow down like a bus
  • race like a car
  • rush like a train
  • whirl like a helicopter
  • blast off like a rocket

Add some enthusiasm while demonstrating the actions, and your students will catch on quickly. The cards are best used with the prompting of a teacher (or group leader—if you want to have one of the kids take the lead).

You can make waves like water with your hands for “sail like a boat.” You can slowly walk backwards for “back up like a delivery truck.” The interpretation of the actions is up to you. Have fun with it!

Consider using big, dramatic movements to help your students get their wiggles out. Be sure to model the movements before the students start the exercises, so they will understand what is and is not safe or appropriate.

How to Use the Transportation Exercise Cards for Kids

  1. Download the file.
  2. Print the cards on cardstock.
  3. If desired, laminate for durability.
  4. Cut out the cards.

If you are not teaching an entire classroom, you can still have a blast with these cards. Here are a few ideas:

Put them in a jar. When your student gets the wiggles, let her choose one and act out the card together.

Hide the cards around the house. When your student needs a break from schoolwork, go on a hunt for a card. Find one (or two or three!) and act out the exercises together.

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More Transportation Printables and Resources for Your Students

Check out some of these other transportation printables.

ABC Transportation Memory Match Game
Transportation Lapbook
Transportation Lotto Game