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 Transportation writing and fine motor 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: Tracing Roads Practice Sheets
This beginning level will help students practice using their “pinching” fingers to grip a dry erase marker. I usually start my kiddos out with a fat marker. Practice pinching the marker close to the writing tip. Instruct the students to follow the roads from the green dot to the red staying as close to the center line as possible. The lines are pretty thick, so there is plenty of room for practice and the feeling of success!
Level 2: Fill-in or Tracing Lines Practice Sheets
This center activity builds on the first tracing activity by decreasing the space provided in which lines should be followed. In the beginning students will take this very slowly to follow the roads and airplane lines, as confidence builds…they take off and write so much faster! The straight lines and curved lines build those fine motor skills!
Level 3: Airplane Trace/Trace & Color
. This center activity builds on the tracing activities by tracing a smaller area and forming letters. In this center we still remind students to use their pinching fingers, but this time we follow dots and arrows to correctly form the different airplanes. The size of the lines are smaller and in a confined area. The great thing about this level is the straight and curved lines and the details…there lies the greater challenge!
Choose the level that will work best for your class!
kids this age love things that GO! Make this unit your best yet with these fun and engaging centers!
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