Developmentally appropriate Transportation literacy centers for the preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom! This resource is perfect for all developmental and cognitive levels of early childhood. The centers are fun, engaging, and offer challenges and reinforcement of basic skills.
This resource is set up with 3 levels of developmentally appropriate letter identification and matching upper/lowercase case centers for the early childhood classroom. Every class is different, every student is different, so this resource gives you the option of starting out slowly, building on what your students know, and offering a challenge as skills are mastered.
Level 1: Drive the Letter Roads Mats Aa-Zz
This beginning level will help students notice the size, shapes, similarities and differences in uppercase and lowercase letters. The mats include an uppercase and lowercase letter in a ‘road’ font. It would be a fun idea to allow the students to ‘drive’ small cars around the roads to form each letter. Seeing the letters, saying the letters and forming them with their cars…or you can use play-doh or other manipulatives-is a great first step to learning both upper and lowercase letters!
Level 2: Upper to Lowercase Letter Match 2-Part Puzzles
This center activity builds on the first. Students can demonstrate knowledge of upper and lowercase letters and become more confident in identifying the matching letter for each. Each puzzle is self-correcting, so only the correct letter will fit! This can be a challenge at first, but repeating activities like this one makes finding the matching letter easier and students love the confidence they feel as they become able to identify more and more matching pairs!
Level 3: Mark A Letter! Uppercase, Lowercase, Combination PLUS Road letters flashcards
This activity builds on the first two, but adds the element of independence. It also adds a fine motor skill using bingo daubers to mark the letters as they are found. This center allows the students to find the lowercase letter for the uppercase letter shown. You can also do a straight match uppercase to uppercase, lowercase to lowercase, or mix it up with the combination page! The flashcards are in the same road font used in the first activity, therefore they will be something they have seen before and can relate to. Students gain confidence in their knowledge, and with a teacher close at hand for help…they can have their work checked and verified!
Transportation is such a fun unit for kids...they love all things that GO! Have fun with it and make it your BEST yet!
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