Wheels Day

Hello I'm Wendy from The Sidlaw Hare. Today we are going to look at wheels and lots of different things that have wheels. We will be playing a game to identify things with wheels, making our own models with wheels, trying out some manoeuvres on our bikes or scooters and singing too.

All about Wheels

In this short video we will look at a few different things with wheels. Can you name them all? Why do they need wheels? How many wheels do they have? What other types of transport can you name?

Maybe you could go out for a walk and make a list of all the different types of things with wheels you see. Or you could look out of a window and see what you can spot. Don't forget to look up! Aeroplanes have wheels too! This develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the world.

Junk Modeling

For this activity you will need some boxes, paper, milk bottle tops, paper plates, glue, scissors and pencils or pens for decorating.

Maybe you could go out for a walk and make a list of all the different types of things with wheels you see. Or you could look out of a window and see what you can spot. Don't forget to look up! Aeroplanes have wheels too! This develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the world.

The Wheels on the Bike

Join in with the song and actions. Maybe you can add your own ideas. What else could we sing about on the bicycle?

This activity supports children’s expressive arts and design.

Obstacle Courses

Try creating a simple obstacle course outside to ride your bike or scooter around.

Create obstacles that will help your child develop new skills such as their balance, turning or stopping.

Alternatively you can build an indoor obstacle course and drive your junk modelling creation around or perhaps a toy car. This supports children’s physical development.

Extension

The Transport Museum have some fun activities on their website. Scroll down to the Early Years Foundation Stage section. There is a template you can use for a game of transport bingo.

Rumplestiltskin by Sarah Griffiths