Today we started our study of the letter “W” by doing some activities with wagons and wheels.
We started our morning by reading the book Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner. This book is about an African American pioneer family. There was plenty of adventure like a prairie fire and wild animals. The kids liked that the older brothers made a wagon for their little brother out of an old box and pulled him around.
After our story I taught the children this cute song. I had to make up a tune, but they really liked it. I found it at Preschool Rainbow.
When we had finished we made our own little red wagons.
I had all 8 pieces for this project cut out before the children arrived. They had to listen carefully and follow directions about which pieces they were to glue on next. I used rectangles and circles to make the wagons and printed out some large “W’s” to glue to the wagon.
Another center activity was a wheel counting activity. I worked with pairs of children on this activity. We counted the number of wheels for one car and so on. I placed the worksheet (You can download it below.) in a clear sheet protector and used a dry erase marker to write how many wheels each number of cars had. This was a great way to teach one-to-one correspondence.
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We had a great morning and I am looking forward to some wormy activities for Wednesday. 🙂