We did a car study with the afternoon class a few weeks ago. Here are some of our activities.
These are some streets we made with construction paper in the shape of letters. They can be put together to make different paths and then they drove matchbox cars around it.
We read this book...
and the kids loved this page about the tunnel. Some of them decided to build their own tunnel.
They used the train table lid as a ramp.
Then they went to work building the tunnel at the end.
When the tall one would not stay up easily, I suggested that they build a shorter one.
They had lots of fun racing the cars down the ramp and through the tunnel. As you can see, we also got out some measuring tools and measured and compared the distance each car went when it reached the bottom of the ramp. We predicted whether the big cars or the little cars would go further.
Here are the felt cars I made and below is the chant we did, starting with one car and adding one for each verse.
We did a graph of our favorite car...
And lastly, I don't have a picture, but we glued red, yellow and green circles on a black rectangle to make traffic lights.
Here are some of the books we read: