A few weeks ago, we started a unit with transportation lessons for kids that I divided up into sections (land transportation, air transportation, etc). We have shared our Land Transportation Lessons for Kids already and this is our second set of lessons in our unit. More to come soon. 🙂
These air transportation lessons for kids include learning games for kids, a memory game, printables and even notebooking ideas. I think you and your kids will really enjoy looking through our material.
Homeschool Printables: Transportation Worksheet for Kids
As with any lesson, we begin with books about the topic we are learning about. Below, you will see a few fiction and non-fiction titles that we enjoyed reading during this lesson. Even though these are mostly transportation activities for kindergarten, my son is more advanced, so we always include some notebooking pages for him to make notes on what he is learning. We love these notebooking pages because they have so many pages on all the topics that you can think of or imagine.
If you go here, you can get a free sampler of these notebooking pages. They were a great addition to our list of transportation activities for children. We used some wide-lined paper for my daughter to write words she learned, like airplane, zeppelin, hot air balloon, helicopter, etc. My son, on the other hand, used the thin-lined paper to write down his research about airplesand facts that he learned from the books we read about air transportation.
Transportation Learning Games for Kids
To expand our lesson, we used some of our Little Passports materials because they focus on Geography and Transportation. They have such great packages to mail us every month. In the Early Edition, they cover different topics like Art, Music, Food, Transportation, etc. In the World Edition, they cover different countries in the world. They are full of awesome games, facts and fun hands-on materials.
I highly recommend Little Passports because they are perfect for the price. Continuing on, we read some more books and continued with our awesome transportation activities for kids. We made paper airplanes and flew those for a while.
Air Transportation Printable Memory Game
This air transportation memory game is fantastic! It is a free printable and you can get it in this post. First, download the printable and check your email.Print the cards in color on cardstock and cut them out with a guillotine. Laminate them if you want them to last longer.
We started out by choosing one pair with matching hot air balloon cards, one pair with matching helicopter cards, one pair of passenger airplane cards and one pair of cargo/military-style airplane cards to play the memory game. As they mastered the game, we added 3-4 pairs to the pile every round. If we do all the cards for the first time, little ones might find it overwhelming, so start slow.
We shuffled those pairs only and set the rest aside. Then we placed them face-down. Each player takes turns flipping two cards over. If they match, the player keeps them and gets a second turn. If the cards don’t match, the cards are turned upside down again and it is the next player’s turn. To make it non-competitive, the game ends when all the cards are gone. To make it competitive, the game ends when all the cards have been claimed and the winner is the one with the most cards.
Transportation Activities for Kids
I really wanted to share some more awesome hands-on activities for kids that we either used in our lesson or are on our wish list to get soon. My son is a collector, so I think he would personally love the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Photographic Cards. My daughter would love the book where she can learn to draw aircrafts!
Alright, so, if you have downloaded our Land Transportation Lessons for Kids free printable set, you will love this set, too. Simply enter your name and email and the downloadable file will be sent to your inbox.
Transportation Activities for Kindergarten
I hope you find that these transportation lessons for kids are awesome! Grab your printables, order some books and include one hands-on transportation activities for kids. Toddlers, Preschoolers and Kindergarteners love hands-on toys. Look at the ones above to get some inspiration and ideas. We love them all because the reinforce, through play, the lessons that have been taught.
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