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Flying planes, whistling trains, zooming cars–preschools love things on the go!

Grab our Transportation Lapbook and prepare for a week of learning fun with your preschool student.

Transportation Lapbook Activities

This preschool transportation lapbook includes a variety of activities: colors, shapes, alphabet, and more!

Emergency Vehicles Wheel
Assemble the wheel according to template instructions. Discuss emergency vehicles with your child. What are the different jobs of the people driving the vehicles. Vehicles used: police car, tow truck, firetruck, and ambulance.

Color Cars
Introduce or review the colors of the cars. After you cut out the pages, ask your child to find something in your house or classroom that matches the color on the page. “This car is red. Can you find something red?” Colors included: gray, orange, red, green, yellow, brown, purple, pink, black, and blue.

Reinforce Learning: As you travel various places, ask your child to identify the colors of the cars on the road.

Shape Bus
Introduce or review shapes with the shape bus. Shapes included on the bus: circle, oval, triangle, hexagon, octagon, square, rectangle, and diamond.

You can also use this activity to review colors (pink, orange, blue, green, red, yellow, and purple).

Which Way? Left or Right
Use this shutterfold book to introduce or review the concepts of left and right. Which vehicles are moving to the left? Which ones are moving to the right?

Wheels on the Bus
Construct the bus with moving wheels. Sing “The Wheels on the Bus” together!

Transportation Cards
You can use these transportation cars in several ways.

Use the small labels provided, and ask your student to sort these cards by land, by air, and by sea (or any other way you can think of!). Alternatively, you could give your student three pieces of paper and have him create three scenes: air, land, and sea. Use the pages as sorting mats.

You could also print two copies and make it into a memory/matching game.

If your student is ready, you could use these as storytelling cards. Draw a card. “Once upon a time, there was __________.” Add a few sentences. Let your student draw a card and add to the story. The story is over when someone decides (“The End”).

Vehicles included on the transportation cards: car, moped, bus, carriage, submarine, truck, schooner, van, monster truck, rocket, sailboat, bicycle, airplane, zeppelin, hot air balloon, and helicopter.

Boat Craft
Paint, cut, and paste to make the boat craft.

Phonics: Letter B
What does ‘B’ say? Introduce or review ‘B’ with this mini-book. Bus, bicycle, and boat all begin with ‘B’; what else begins with this letter? (balloon, barge, etc.)

Alphabet Train
Sing the alphabet song together as you point at each letter, helping your student begin to learn to recognize the letters.

How to Get Started with the Transportation Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Transportation lapbook.

  1. Check out a stack of transportation themed books from your local library.
  2. Choose and prepare the transportation lapbook printables you want to use with your student.
  3. Enjoy a week of zooming, beeping, and learning with your preschool student.

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More Transportation Themed Resources

If your preschool student enjoys our transportation lapbook, check out these other transportation themed resources:

ABC Matching Game
My Blue Boat Lapbook
Transportation Lotto Game