Add these transportation math printables to your kindergarten or preschool transportation theme. These math activities will be a great addition to use alongside books about transportation and other hands-on learning activities.
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Preschool Transportation Math Printables
Below are three different printables that explore early math skills during a transportation theme. I’ve used each of them with my preschool students with great success.
Don’t forget that you can get your free math printables at the very bottom of this post.
Dice and Roll-and-Stamp Transportation Math Games
There’s just something about dice that preschoolers (and older kids) inherently seem to love! I think that’s why dice games always seem to be a hit with my students.
Prep the Transportation Math Games
First, you need to print out the games. I’ve included color and black-and-white versions of a helicopter and a hot air balloon.
The black-and-white versions are meant to be copied and given to students to color on (so they can take them home after the games). The color versions are meant to be laminated and used over and over in the classroom (if you’re seeking less paper production).
How to Play the Dice Game
I usually have the kids play this game in pairs, with each person using a different color crayon. They share one piece of paper.
To begin, player 1 rolls a die and determines the amount of dots on the die. Then she finds the appropriate numeral on the paper and colors it in.
Next, player 2 goes and does the same.
Play continues until there are no numbers left. Whoever has the most can take the paper home.
With a laminated color copy, glass gems or bingo chips can be used to cover the numbers.
How to Play the Roll-and-Stamp Game
This is just a different version of the above dice game.
Instead of coloring in boxes, the children use a dot stamp marker (aka bingo marker) to cover the number. Whoever has the most at the end of the game can take the paper home.
With a laminated color copy, children can use glass gems or bingo chips to cover the numbers.
Transportation Math Number Clip Cards
Help children with counting, fine motor skills, and numeral-to-quantity understanding with these simple cards. Remember to grab the printables at the bottom of the post.
Prep the Clip Cards
Start out by printing the number cards and then cut them apart.
There are four number cards on each page. I suggest laminating the cards so they’re sturdier and last longer.
Different Ways to Play with the Number Cards
Children can use clothespins with the number cards. They pin the clothespin on the appropriate number after counting the transportation vehicles.
Children can use toy vehicles to make this a more hands-on lesson. For example, if they have a card with three cars on it, the kids would grab three toy cars. They’d work together to match the pattern of the cars on the picture card. Then they could determine the appropriate number.
Related: Snack Math for Preschoolers
Transportation Math Number Puzzles
These puzzles are self-correcting, as children can see if the picture is coming together correctly.
Prepping the Number Puzzles
First, print out the number puzzles. Then cut the puzzles into strips and laminate them, if you want the puzzles to be reusable.
The puzzles could also just be printed out in black and white for each child to use and take home.
Using the Number Puzzles
Children can work independently or with a friend to complete the puzzles. Laminated versions would be great in the math center. Once the puzzles are assembled, children can point to each and count.
The puzzles can be completed, then broken apart (but kept in numerical order). Children can then bring out toy cars to match the numerals. Underneath the number 2, they would place two cars. Under the number 5, they’d place five cars.
If printing so each child gets a copy, the kiddos could cut the strips apart themselves. Then they’d mix them up and reassemble the puzzles. If they wanted, the children could glue the puzzle back together on a piece of construction paper.
Transportation Lesson Plans
Save yourself time with these done-for-you transportation theme lesson plans. The pack includes weekly and daily lesson plans, transportation book suggestions, center plans, and coordinating printables.
More Transportation Activities
Here are some more transportation theme ideas to try with your children.
Learning Letter Sounds on Alphabet Road by Fun Learning for Kids
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