V is for Vehicles

This week the letter of the week in Karen of Two Tiny Hands #ABC123Challenge is 'V' and so we present to you a post all about activities on vehicles. 

V is for Vehicles



Whether you are a boy or a girl vehicles appeal to everyone and I think it is also a great way in which to round off our study of the weather. For they need the right conditions in which to operate. 

Books About Vehicles


V is for Vehicles


I started our study by collecting a number of books together on vehicles. We have many in our collection from Thomas the Tank Engine to the classic Railway Children. We also have a book on Angelina Ballerina featuring a canal boat and our That's not my plane added fun to the mix. We tend to read our books at night and read several in one go but reading doesn't have to be confined to bedtime.

Exploring Vehicles


V is for Vehicles


Last weekend we were invited to Flywheel following our visit last year. Of course we said yes and the girls got to look at loads of different vehicles. They even got to try out what it feels like to sit in an aircraft as well as a fire engine. My eldest had the firewoman amused as she rushed across the grass towards her vehicle shouting nee nah nee nah. The girls have yet to see a proper episode of Fireman Sam but do point out the various community helping vehicles as they pass by. After a quick look at the fire engine the girls got to see the fire engine in action as they were on call and raced out of the complex.

Playing With Toy Vehicles


V is for Vehicles


Back at home we got out the toy vehicles we have and had fun rolling their wheels in paint before applying them to coloured card. We sometimes look for tracks when we are out on our geocaching adventures and consider what animal has visited prior to us. So it was interesting to see what vehicles tracks may look like. The eldest had lots of fun with the paint and the white showed up really well against the pink card.

A Vehicle Wash



V is for Vehicles


Once we'd finished with the vehicle track making exercise we grabbed some water and a sponge and created a vehicle wash. As each vehicle was cleaned up and all paint marks removed we moved them out of the shade into the full sun lit garden. There they dried up and were ready to be brought back inside the house.

Have you done any activities related to vehicles? As always we love to read all your comments and hear what you've been up to too.


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  1. I must say that I am very impressed by how you are thinking of activities that help your little one learn while having fun, I know the Thomas the tank engine books off by heart, they are timeless#familyfun@_karendennis

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  2. I used to play similar games with my eldest son, now 8 years old. Thanks for the reminder. I need to start playing this with my youngest son, 1 year. I find that if kids have visual aid, it makes it easier to remember the words :-) #GlobalBlogging

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  3. What a fun time you have had....The painting looks like a lot of fun x #MMBC

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  4. That is an adorable photo of her with the hat on - she's having so much fun! #MMBC

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  5. great post. as a childminder, i have a lot of boys and girls that love vehicles #FamilyFunLinky.

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  6. We love vehicles in this house! They seem to be incorporated into all sorts of games and situations! Love the idea of a vehicle wash, great for outdoors in this lovely weather. #TriumphantTales

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  7. Love this challenge and the vehicle wash sounds super cute. Love the books you’ve picked too x #FamilyFunLinky #DreamTeam x

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  8. Great ideas and so many parents are looking for fun learning activities right now with nursery and school holidays coming up. For some reason you brought back very fond memories of me washing my late Dad's care with him - happy days! #TriumphantTales

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  9. My youngest is mad about cars, balls and dogs which amuses me as his brother is not. He's starting to show an interest in 'toot toot' too but I really dislike Thomas stories and actively avoided exposing my oldest to them. I love bedtime stories too much to have to feel the groan of 'no not that one again, please!' #keepingitreal

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  10. we've done all that and many more other vehicle related activities with 4 boys over the years
    #keepingitreal

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  11. Back again, still loving your passion for helping your little one to learn, have you thought about becoming a child minder, or selling your ideas to early years practitioners? #blogginggoodtime@_karendennis

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  12. Love this challenge so many great ideas for learning about and playing with vehicles! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub with this x

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  13. I love the idea of a vehicle wash - my daughter would love doing that! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  14. Fantastic ideas for thinking about vehicles X #Thursdayteam

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  15. Kids just love them don't they?! We have SO many of all types in our house! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales!

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  16. Ah my boy loves vehicles, any type will make him happy. He recently had a ride in a massive recovery truck and it made his day! Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

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  17. My 2 year old just loves any sorts of vehicles. Some fab ideas here. #Thursdayteam

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  18. Hi Helena, your activites sound fun and educational. Getting to sit in an aircraft and a fire engine! How lucky were your girls and it's nice to see children so taken in that they are happy to NEENAWWW. The painting activity sounds fun too and if ever your girls are looking for a real vehicle to clean, my car could do with a good one.

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal.

    xx

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  19. Popping back via #BestBootForward - can absolutely see an image of your child running to the fire engine. Fond memories of watching Fireman Sam when my son was little

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  20. I used to love doing the letter of the week with my boys. It is great all the different ways you have thought about vehicles.

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  21. Vehicle tracks is a lovely idea and white on pink works really well. The flywheel event sounds a great day out too, all the more fun if you can sit in the vehicles and really experience them. I love how you have followed up the event here.

    Thank you for sharing with me on CountryKids

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  22. This is great, sesame street do something similar but this is like making fantasy a reality! Lovely pics too!

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  23. Just popping over from #kidsandkreativity xx

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  24. My nephew is obsessed with vehicles, and one of my nieces! #GlobalBlogging

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  25. Some lovely activity ideas. We like to get creative and turn an empty cardboard box into a vehicle and go on an adventure. Role play and crafts in one. #thesatsesh

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  26. My boys love a mini car wash #KidsandKreativity

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  27. This is a great idea for this letter. You are right that girls and boys alike enjoy vehicles. And getting to sit inside the Fire Truck has to be the most exciting thing! Thank you for joining #ThursdayTeam

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  28. When I was little my dad was a fire fighter so I used to get rides in the truck it was the best fun! Thank you for linking up #ablogginggoodtime love Mac

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  29. Oh a vehicle wash sounds like a great idea (especially in this hot weather we've been having!). My girls have always enjoyed playing with cars and racing them down ramps too #blogcrush

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  30. What amazing activities! Lovely idea for a carwash at the end too as it cleans all the toys =) #countrykids

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  31. #thesatsesh I'm really enjoying this series and how you are making it very queen collage, your children are extremely blessed to have such an imaginative and creative parent. fridgesays x

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  32. Ive loved this series and your imaginative activities. The car wash is a great example, getting them to clean up but think thryett still playing! #CountryKids

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  33. Making paint tracks with vehicles is always a fun activity - and a vehicle wash sounds like a very good idea to help clean up afterwards. Love the photo of your eldest in the fire engine. #countrykids

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