Can you recall a book that your child had you read over and over again? For me, it was Little Blue Truck. I’ve read it so much that I can now read it with my eyes shut. It’s one of those books that I didn’t mind repeated readings of because it’s such a delightful one to share with kids. Today, we are using this Virtual Book Club selection to inspire a little alphabet learning.
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The Book: Little Blue Truck
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle is the story of kind and helpful blue truck who with the help of the farm animals pushes a grumpy dump truck out of the mud.
The Alphabet Activity
It’s time for a little truck alphabet learning. The purpose of this activity is to help kids practice letter identification.
ABC animals (see below), scissors, glue stick, blue and black construction paper, and a tissue box.
Make the Truck
With the blue construction paper, cut two rectangles to form the side of a truck. Glue the blue paper to the side of a tissue box. Then, cut two black circles for wheels and attach those to the truck.
Prepare the Farm Animals
Download and print the ABC farm animals. Cut out each animal spread them around the room.
Time to Play
The child “drives” the truck around the room looking for ABC animals to pick up. As each animal is found, the child should name the letter on the animal and then place it in his truck.
Play continues until all the animals have bee loaded in the truck.
-Have your child name an object that begins with each letter as they are collected.
-Try calling out a sound and having the child find the letter animal that represents that sound.
Enjoy reading Little Blue Truck and playing this alphabet activity with your kids. It may soon be one of your child’s favorites that he asks for over and over again.
Are you looking for more ideas to do after reading Little Blue Truck? Check out this collection of literacy, math, science, cooking, and more ideas below.
But, before you go to check out all the goodies…
Play & Count Farm Animals– My Storytime Corner
Farm Animal I SPY & Graph Printable– School Time Snippets
Number Games Based on Little Blue Truck Books– JDaniel4s Mom
Little Blue Truck Sensory Bin– Adventures of Adam
Haystacks Snack for Kids– Views from a Step Stool
Mud Pit Chip Dip– Preschool Powol Packets
Little Blue Truck Magnetic Farm Activity– The Educators’ Spin On It
Farm Animal Races– Inspiration Laboratories
Color Sorting with Farm Animals– Clare’s Little Tots
Decorate a Farm Animal– Mama Smiles
Little Blue Truck Farm Animal Retelling– Powerful Mothering
Roll-a-Story– Chickadee Lit
Farm Themed Brain Breaks– Sugar Aunts
Hide & Match Farm Animal Puzzle- Toddler Approved