I love doing a transportation theme with my little ones. They are so fascinated with vehicles that move and enjoy playing and learning about them. Summer time is the perfect time to do a fun, hands-on water transportation theme.
If you are spending a lot of time around water on vacation this summer your little ones will be sure to see lots of boats and ships. Maybe they will even get a chance to go out on one on a fishing or snorkeling trip!
Here are some fun printables to help your children learn about boats and ships:
Boat Matching Game – Preschool Mom
Look at the Boats! Printable Boat Book – Krista Wilson
Boat Cutting Worksheet – Education.com
Row Your Boat Color by Number Worksheet – ISL Collective
Boating Safety with Kids and FREE Boating Scavenger Hunt – The Resourceful Mama
Boat Printable Worksheet from First School
Crafts and Hands -on Activities:
Make a boat experiment from Pre-Kinders
Make a juice box pirate ship from Making Learning Fun
How to make a toy boat from junk – Nurture Store
Printable Tug Boat Craft – Learn Create Love
Paper Plate Boat Scene – Craftulate
Create your own soap boat and race it– I Heart Nap Time
Here are some fun books on boats and ships that are perfect for this theme:
Boats (Picture Puffins)Boat BookRichard Scarry’s Boats (Richard Scarry’s Busy World)Boats: Fast & SlowScuffy the Tugboat and His Adventures Down the RiverSheep on a Ship board bookSuper Submarines (Amazing Machines)Peter the Cruise ShipBusy Boats (Amazing Machines)The Boat Alphabet BookShip Shapes
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!