Adventist Adventurer Awards/Trains And Trucks

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Trains And Trucks
Little Lamb

Listen to a book about trains or trucks.[edit | edit source]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSGPFwXoKMU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WO8YW8TPU0

Say three things you learned about trains or trucks.[edit | edit source]

Truck A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo. Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration. Smaller varieties may be mechanically similar to some automobiles.

Train Trains are built to transport passengers or cargo along rail tracks. There are all kinds of different trains that are built for a range of purposes and environments. Trains can be powered by a variety of energy sources including steam, diesel and electricity. Early trains relied on ropes, horses or gravity.

Play an action game about trains or trucks.[edit | edit source]

Train Fingerplay

This is a choo-choo train (Bend elbows)

Puffing down the track (Move arms forward)

Now it’s going forward (Push arms forward)

Now it’s going back (Push arms back)

Now the bell is ringing (Pretend to ring bell)

Now the whistle blows (Hold fist near mouth and pretend to blow)

What a lot of noise it makes

Everywhere it goes. (Cover ears with hands)

Pretend to drive or ride in trains or trucks.[edit | edit source]

Cardboard Truck Pinterest

Train ticket for Adventurer Club

http://greyhouseharbor.com/how-to-make-a-cardboard-box-dump-truck/

Supplies – 1 large box (18 x 18 x 24) – 2 small boxes (16 x 12 x 12) – yardstick – pencil – box cutter – scissors – glue gun – paint

1. Hot glue one end of the large box shut.

2. On the top side, measure 6″ back from the closed end. Use a yardstick to draw a straight line across. Then, find the middle and draw a line perpendicular all the way through the back flap.

3. With a box cutter and yardstick, cut the long line first. Angle the vertical back flaps in to better support the back flap as you cut it. Then cut the perpendicular line the same way.

4. It will look like this when you fold the cuts up.

5. Fold in the backs of the top and, overlapping about an inch, hot glue together.

6. Cut off the two side flaps. Fold the bottom flap inside the body, hot gluing in place.

7. Back to the top, measure down 3″ and cut off all the way around. This step isn’t absolutely necessary, but it makes the scale of the dump truck more accurate.

8. Next, hot glue both ends of one small box. Be sure the long flaps are on the outside.

9. Center the small box on the front of the large box and hot glue in place.

10. Cut the remaining small box open so it lays flat. Trace bowls to make four circles. I used one 11″ bowl and one 14″ bowl because I like the back wheels to be larger. It’s easiest to cut these out with a regular pair of scissors.

11. I recommend painting the dump truck and the wheels separately, then attaching them after the paint is dry. But for this tutorial I’m gonna hot glue them in place you can see where they go. Glue the back wheels with a little sticking out beyond the back edge and line the front wheels up against the back of the small box. (and yes, that’s Bug’s head popping out… couldn’t keep him out at this point!)

12. Now you paint! A little paint goes a long way—I used three 8 oz tester sized jars: 1 orange, 1 black, and 1 white. I mixed the black and white to make the grey tones and used yellow from the bulldozer for accents.

Additional Ideas[edit | edit source]

Train: (Strength in God) Philippians 4:13

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Reading: The Little Engine that Could, by Watty Piper.

Ask the children whether they've ever felt like they were not strong enough, or big enough, to do something hard. Explain that sometimes, we have to wait until we're bigger to do some things, like drive a car or mow the lawn. But for those things that we need to do, and are afraid we can't do, like play an instrument in a recital, or learn how to ride a bike, Jesus will help us be strong enough and brave enough to do them!

Music and Movement:

Children hold on to each other's waists and walk around the room. You can add obstacles such as a cushion on the floor for them to avoid. They mustn't let go or the train will be derailed.

This train is bound for glory, this train,

This train is bound for glory, this train,

This train is bound for glory, this train,

This train is bound for glory,

Don't ride nothin' but the righteous and holy

This train is bound for glory, this train.

This train don't carry no gamblers, this train,

This train don't carry no gamblers, this train,

This train don't carry no gamblers

No hypocrites, no midnight ramblers,

This train is bound for glory, this train.

This train don't carry no liars, this train,

This train don't carry no liars, this train,

This train don't carry no liars,

Truth is what the Lord desires,

This train is bound for glory, this train.

This train is bound for glory, this train,

This train is bound for glory, this train,

This train is bound for glory,

Don't ride nothin' but the righteous and holy

This train is bound for glory, this train.

Game: At the train station

You will need four corners marked off with circles made with hula hoops or cord. These four corners represent train stations. Children become passengers. The leader of the game is the train station master. When the signal is given, the train station master must say, "Passengers, change stations." Children run to another corner (train station). During the change, the train station master attempts to catch passengers (children). Each passenger the master catches becomes a train station master too. The game ends when all the passengers are caught.

External Resources[edit | edit source]

Transportation Prekinder Resources

My World Activities Adventurers Pinterest