Each month we join a group of creative Bloggers and feature a Children's book and learning activity . This month's theme is Transportation!
Transportation makes us think of travelling and the good old fashioned 'Road trip'. This is probably because we move so frequently! One of our Favorite travel themed books is Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget-Me-Not (Hairy Maclary and Friends) by New Zealand Author and illustrator, Lynley Dodd. We own a very well-read book copy and the Q Book version.It is Summer Vacation time for Schnitzel Von Krum (with a very low tum) and his Family. Everyone is running around packing up the car as the confused Weiner dog keeps getting under foot. He gets shooed away and is accidently left behind! What's a lonely Pup to do? Thankfully there is a heroine give him a ride and save the day.
You really can't go wrong with any of Lynley Dodd's books. The characters are as lively as the illustrations. The rhyming text are fun for parents to read aloud and young kids love to read along with you (because you have read it so often!). Now that we have a hound dog of our own they love reading about Schnitzel even more. A close second to this title would be Schnitzel Von Krumm's Basketwork (Hairy Maclary and Friends).
- Counting the number of items in the backpack
- Comparing the number of items in the back pack vs. those being left at home
- Classifying items as 'wear it' or 'play with it'
Here is the cute Puppy we used to animate our own Puppy, Butter.
Please grab a free copy of this activity for your own Preschool Travel or Summer theme!
Here are the Download links...
Summer and Winter picture cards for Sorting
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