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The Little Blue Truck books by Alice Schertle are always such a hit with kids.
My own kids have loved these books since birth and the Little Blue Truck makes frequent appearances in our preschool music class.
The original Little Blue Truck story has several wonderful themes that are easy to pull into a preschool music class: farm animals, trucks, transportation and friendship are my favorite elements of the story to focus on.
I’ve often used the Little Blue truck in a transportation or animal themed classes, but recently, I designed an entire class around the Little Blue Truck book.
You can find the full lesson plan in my TeachersPayTeachers store, but here are some highlights.
- 10 songs that encompass the animal, truck and friendship themes found in the Little Blue Truck story
- 6 of the songs are easy sing along songs that can be sung to familiar tunes
- Sheet music and lyrics for those 6 songs
- 4 fun songs to add to your preschool playlist
- Specific instructions on how to use these 10 songs with kids ages 0-5
- Activities are ordered perfectly to keep kids engaged and interested throughout a 30-minute class
This theme is so fun to teach to young children!
It’s always fun to bring in the other seasonal Little Blue Truck books if appropriate.
Of course, the possibilities are endless with this story. You probably already have some activities and ideas that would fit in perfectly with a Little Blue Truck theme.
Here’s another fun Little Blue Truck idea that went over well with my preschool music class. It did take quite a bit of preparation, but it was so worth it! And, we used it for many weeks.
One year, my daughter had to make a box car because her preschool class was having a “drive in” movie where the kids watched a movie together from their cardboard box cars. It was a super cute idea and she loved helping to make her car. As we were putting her car together, we had a few extra boxes to work with so we made a cardboard Little Blue Truck for our preschool music class.
The kids went nuts when they first saw it! Everyone took a turns pretending to drive and riding in the Little Blue Truck. It was a wonderful tool to help the kids reenact the story and use their imaginations to pretend they were in a scene from the Little Blue Truck.
I’d love to hear how you use the Little Blue Truck stories with your preschoolers. Leave a comment and let me know!