One of my preschoolers’ favorite things to talk about are vehicles. They live for the school bus, dump truck, and this time of year, the snowplow! This year, I added a sensory bin with simple snowplows and it’s been really fun. Amazon affiliate links are included in this post for your convenience.
I usually pair my play with a book. This year, I bought three new snowplow books. They’re super cute and pair perfectly with my snowplow toys.
Good Morning, Snowplow by Deborah Bruss and Lou Fancher. This book is more of a sweet poem about a town and watch happens overnight during the storm. Great for read aloud.
The Little Snowplow by Lora Koehler. This story features little truck who handles
Small Walt byElizabeth Verdick. This story features a sweet little snowplow named Walt whois try to conquer the same tasks as the big plows!
To create a snowy sensory-bin, I added sugar and mini marshmallows. I got two mini snowplows from Amazon. They’re the perfect size for little hands that can still be portable.
Here’s a few ways, I’m using this set.
Vocabulary: snowplow, driver, plow, snow, blizzard, shovel, path, clear
Grammar: Creating sentences with past tense verbs, “I cleared the sidewalk.” “I cleared the streets.”
Social: Limited the number of snowplows so that the children have to use words and ask to share!
Speech Sounds: I have a big love of mini objects. Read more about starting your collection. I tossed objects into the snow and had the student plow them out!
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