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Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

School Bus Theme | Safety | Back to School Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities


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

These crafts 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 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.

Activity 2: Alphabet lesson plan printable activities

letter b bus printable activities

Option 1: Present letter B is is for Bus

printable van craft and letter v activities

Option 2: Present letter V is for Van and craft

school bus printable craft or van printable craft

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!

Review: School bus safety @

Complementary activities:

school bus coloring pages
school bus (various)
crossing guard coloring page
crossing guard [at school]

[community helpers]

1) Close template window after printing to return to this screen.
2) Set page margins to zero (minimum) if you have trouble fitting the emplate on one page or review Print Help.

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