Retell Little Blue Truck's Christmas
Inside: Little Blue Truck activities for Preschoolers
Holiday Season, Already?!
Let's ring in the end of the year (is that a thing, or can you only ring in the New Year?!) with Little Blue Truck's Christmas.
Our family is a huge fan of everything Little Blue Truck and these books make some of the best read-aloud and extension activities for preschoolers.
If you love preschool activities from books, you will love this round-up of 20+ Super Fun Book Activities.
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In this book, Little Blue Truck needs to load and deliver his Christmas trees to his friends.
The story begins with the question, "How many trees can fit in Blue's truck?".
This question lead to our Little Blue Truck preschool activity.
How many trees (aka green pom poms) will fit in Little Blue's truck?
First, let's place the trees (pom poms) on our 100's Chart.
Allow me to back up.
Every month Lu, The Mama Workshop, and I team up with other talented bloggers to create a monthly book box. Together, we post at the same time, the first Sunday of each month the features book and preschool activity.
What IS a Book Box?
A book box is a way to help your preschooler retell a familiar story. It has supplies that can act as props for story retells.
What is IN a Book Box?
- Familiar book
- Props to retell the story
WHY Use a Book Box?
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to:
- With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
No, thank you.
Build up your preschoolers confidence for when they have to meet these rigorous standards.
You will love this collection of preschool book activities for story retell here!
What are the Big Ideas with this Preschool Activity?
- How many trees (pom poms) will fit in Little Blue's Truck for his deliveries?
- Introduce a hundreds chart.
- Make a prediction about how many of the pom poms will actually fit on the truck without tumbling over.
By Kindergarten children will also be asked when counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object. - You can start this now!
Did my preschooler place every single pom pom and count up all the way to 100 himself?
This was not an independent activity. The purpose of this Little Blue Truck's Christmas activity was to introduce the hundreds chart and work together to fill it in.
You will also love Elizabeth's Collection of Christmas Activities!