Lesson Plan

Let's Move: Identifying Modes of Transportation

Choo-choo! Your students will enjoy this matching game of different modes of transportation. They will learn to differentiate between air, water, and ground transportation vehicles.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify different modes of transportation and the vehicles used for each mode. Students will learn about the uniqueness and similarity of the different vehicles.


(10 minutes)
  • Sing "Wheels on the Bus" with your students.
  • To mix it up, add "Planes in the Sky" or "Boats on the River" to the song. Remind your students that people can get from one place to another through the air or above water, too.
  • Tell them that vehicles are used for moving from one place to another. Explain that people use vehicles as transportation, or as ways to move around.
  • Ask them to name different vehicles, such as cars, planes, and trains.
  • Now, ask them where they see these vehicles. For example, cars move on the ground.