Monday, November 23, 2015

Cars and Service Station

What might need to be fixed on a car?

A tire, the windshield, the back of the car (bumper). All parts of my car that Sonia remembers needed fixing at some point. It's always good to jar her memory and see how much she actually stores away.

What type of vehicles do you see on the Theme Poster?

This is one of Daniella's favorite activities, though I never get too many pictures of her because she never sit stills. She loved naming all of the vehicles. They both took turns finding all of the items and looking through their looking glasses. 

 Invite a child to choose a Looking Glass and find that hidden item on the poster.

Sonia chose a stop sign. Here she is!


Where do you go if your car breaks down? Who fixes it?

A few months ago, our car did break down so Sonia remembered that we took it across the street to the service station and that the mechanic fixed it. We made our tool box and added it to our dramatic play station. The decoration was upside down but, hey, we aren't perfect!


Where is your favorite place to go in a car?

No shock here - the answer was unanimous - the toy store! After that, the supermarket to get toys. Mima's house to get presents and finally the park to play.

What does clean air smell like? How do you think dirty air smells?

We had fun with this one. Some of our answers for clean air was cotton candy, clouds, starbursts, flowers and soap. Dirty air smells like feet, yuck, and ew.

Did you know corn is used to create ethanol, a fuel that reduces the amount of air pollution given off by cars.

And we began our craft to drive this point home. (pun intended)


How fast can a car go?

Daniella said super duper fast. Sonia said 1 million fast. ha!
We enjoyed a nice matching game.


Where do you park your bike or toys? Where do you parents park their car?

The girls park their cars in the back yard and mom parks her car in the driveway.

The last activity was geared more for Daniella and gave us a fun way to go over numbers and letter. For Sonia, this was more about patience and waiting turns. Each child got a Parking Car Sheet and then rolled the die. Then, they parked their car in the space with that number and said the shape as well.

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