Thursday, February 10, 2011

Once Upon a Book ~ Red Light, Green Light



Red Light, Green Light

by Anastasia Suen

Summary: This is a fun, rhyming book about a little boy and his adventure playing with cars, buses, fire engines and more as they obey the traffic signals…red light stop, green light go!

Bible Verse

But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children." Matthew 19:4


We used the Number Highway printables  from Making Learning Fun. The boys drove the appropriate number of cars on each number highways. Of course, five green cars had to drive on highway #5 on the green tray!



We used our foam ABC puzzle (similar to this one) along with our Rainbow Blocks to make a track for our cars. As each car drove on the track, the boys called out the letter that the car drove over!


File Folder Game

I created this car matching file folder game for my older boys a few years ago. I pulled it out for the little boys to try. It is basically a bunch of car clipart that I printed off and glued to a file folder. I did add a road and some parking spots! I printed off two copies of each to adhere to the folder and the other to use for matching. If you take a closer look, some of the cars only have slight differences, which makes it a little more difficult for the boys.



We pulled out our “collection” of cars and the boys worked together to sort them all by color. Each car drove up onto the colored paper to park!



The Racing Racecars game is ALWAYS a hit with all of my boys. We used our number insert cards for our Education Cubes to play the game!



We pulled out our Bambino LUK and the Transportation book from the Critical Thinking 1 set. The boys had fun choosing their own transportation themed activities for some independent learning time! LOVE IT! (You can read my review about it here.)


Pattern Blocks

Pattern blocks are always a hit! We used them along with our car, helicopter, and train patterns from our set of pattern cards.



Twinkle Twinkle Traffic Light (from ChildFun)

(sung to "Twinkle Little Star")
Twinkle twinkle traffic light,
standing on the corner bright.
When its green its time to go.
When its red its stop you know.
Twinkle twinkle traffic light,
standing on the corner bright.


Use recycled materials to make this super fun rollin’ racecar for your little one to zoom across the floor!



The boys LOVED making their stoplight cookies! We made rectangular sugar cookies and used peanut butter to adhere red, yellow, and green m&m’s. Yummy!


Want to see what's coming next (and books we've done in the past)? Click here to see our Once Upon a Book webpage!

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