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Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

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Activity 1:  Social Studies - The School Bus or Van Land Transportation Motorized Vehicle

This craft and activities can be fun to help children with a first child care, preschool, kindergarten and first-grade experience and to discuss safety issues associated with driving inside any type of vehicle including a school bus.

What is a school bus?  The school bus as a "community helper" and the role of the school bus driver:
Discuss that a school bus is an important form of land transportation. Review any information in your school student's manual for additional guidelines or rules concerning riding the school bus.

Display the Letter S school bus color poster and  your choice of the coloring page of children boarding the bus point to the school bus image. The school bus transports children to and from school and other locations such as field trips.

Discuss the role and contribution of the school bus, school bus driver and school crossing guards to the community.

Review: Chugginton: School Safety Activities @ safecar.gov, lots of fun activities for kids.

Activity 2: Alphabet lesson plan printable activities
Option 1: Present letter S is for School

Option 2: Present letter V is for Van

Activity 3: School Bus Craft and Learning Activities (Ages 2.5+)

Tell the children they are going to make their own special school bus, and that it is very similar to the one on the letter S coloring page.

Review printing and assembly options that best meet your needs.  Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested.

Activity 4: Music: The Wheels on the Bus
Have the children hold their finished school bus craft and use it to dramatize the song.  Have fun!

Activity 5: Online Activities > Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe a Traffic Safety program for young kids @ Chuggington.com

school bus printable craft or van printable craft
School bus or Van Printable Craft

Alphabet Printable Activities:
letter s school bu printable activities
Letter S School bus
or 
printable van craft and letter v activities
Letter V Van


Coloring pages:
school bus coloring pages
School bus & driver 1 and 2

crossing guard coloring page
Crossing guard coloring page
* paper
* coloring tools
Craft has a list of materials