Here's what we did get to:
Practical LifeClothes Pin Airplanes
Somewhat Simple as a sample before our playdate. M liked helping with the glue, and assembling the wings and propeller to match the picture. A couple of M's friends made them, but M wasn't really interested during the playdate since she already had some new airplane toys to play with. These were very easy to make, and could easily become a more involved activity if your child painted or decorated the clothes pin and popsicle sticks before assembling.
SensorialCar Wash Sensory Bin
full post to see three ways to make a Car Wash Sensory Bin.
Mini Airplane Sensory Bin
small baking pan that I packed to use with magnets, and filled it with a some water beads and cotton balls. M flew her airplanes through the "clouds." This later turned into a lake for her cars and safari animals.
Cars and Tunnels
LanguageTransportation Flannel Boards
beach a lot over the summer, and spent some time hiking at Paris Mountain recently, so she told me a story about people driving from the beach to the mountains. I think she would also enjoy playing with these flannel board pieces as we read a related story.
Magic Board and the letter T tracing plate. She did this for a little while, but she's not really into writing yet. We used this board again later in the week to trace pictures from a magazine - that was a lot more fun!
MathPay the Toll Coin Sorting
sorting tray with beans, I had her close her eyes while I put some beans in the wrong compartment. She thought that was so funny, and she wanted me to close my eyes while she did the same this time.
Number Parking Lot
B-Inspired Mama. We're working on identifying numerals, and this was a fun way to talk about what the numbers mean and to practice matching.
Science / Cultural StudiesTransportation Timeline
Balloon Racer Car
Balloon Car Racer at the dollar store to take on our trip. My cousin's dog was not a big fan, but M really liked it. She couldn't figure out how to blow up the balloon, but I showed her how to put her finger over the hole on the car after I blew it up so she could take the car where ever she wanted to race it. She wanted to know why it worked, so we talked briefly about action-reaction forces that propel the car forward. I love her questions!
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There's a lot more to come next week when we return from our travels. Check out some other ideas on the T is for Transportation post.