My almost 2 year old loves the book The little blue truck, so much so she gets all excited when I pull it out for reading. The pictures are vivid, the story line is full of moo and baa, whats not to love. That being said my 7 year old also loves the story simply because of the sticky mud situation, so I think the book translates well during the ages.
Today we did a little activity based on the book. We retold the story with our little plastic farm animals.
Now I really wish I had the little blue truck for this activity, its been sitting in my wish list forever. I think it is time to purchase it since I have 2 of the little blue truck books already!
To do this activity you will need:
- The book: Little Blue Truck
- Plastic farm animals
- Blue truck
- Dump truck
TIP: No blue truck or dump truck? Make a color copy from the book on cardstock and stick it onto a popsicle stick!
That’s it! Ok, I know this is a super simple activity but it is really enjoyable and gives the little ones a new dimension to reading this book.
I went to attend something in the kitchen and when came back she was still playing! SCORE!
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MORE FARM THEMED ACTIVITIES
Farm Animal Beginning Sounds and Bingo Game – Rainy Day Mum
Little Blue Truck ABC Animal Pick Up-Growing Book by Book
Farm Alphabet Scavenger Hunt – Sunny Day Family
Spell Your Name With The Little Blue Truck – To be a Kid Again
Play & Count Farm Animals – My Storytime Corner
Farm Animal I SPY & Graph Printable – School Time Snippets
Number Games Based on Little Blue Truck Books
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
Farm Animal Races – Inspiration Laboratories
Colour Sorting with Farm Animals – Clare’s Little Tots
Decorate a Farm Animal – Mama Smiles
Little Blue Truck Farm Animal Story Retelling – Powerful Mothering
Roll-a-Story Fun (Includes Character Printables)—Chickadee Lit
Farm Themed Brain Breaks-Sugar Aunts
Hide & Match Farm Animal Puzzle Game- Toddler Approved
FARM THEMED BOOKS TO CHECK OUT
The Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
- What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
- Goodnight Tractor by Michelle Robinson
- Maisy’s Tractor by Lucy Cousins
- Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown (another favorite in our house!)
- Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
- How Big is a Pig? by Clare Beaton
- The Little Red Hen by Byron Barton
- Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton
- Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
- Duck on a Tractor by David Shannon