Get On The Bus !

Cool Bus!


My son is obviously too young to go to school but he was ecstatic that the school year started because that meant that he got to see the “cool bus” today! We have a stop right infront of our house so all day today his mind was on the “cool bus” !

  1. Gather your materials. You will need 1 yellow, 1 black and a 3rd piece of construction paper, glue, scissors and some crayons.
  2. Have your child draw the bus stop. My son insisted I draw a sun as well.
  3. While they are coloring cut out an outline of a bus with the yellow paper.
  4. Cut out small squares for windows, a long thin rectangle for the stripe along the bus, and some circles for the wheels. I did small yellow circles for hubcaps too.
  5. Glue on the yellow bus.
  6. Add the windows. I placed the glue to help guide my toddler but preschoolers can do this step unassisted.
  7. Add the wheels. I didn’t have to help with this one!
  8. Add the hubcaps.
  9. Let dry!
Song!

The Wheels on the Bus

The wheels on the bus go round and round,
round and round,
round and round,
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
all through the town!

The driver on the bus goes move on back,
move on back,
move on back,
The driver on the bus goes move on back,
all through the town!

The money on the bus goes clink clink clink,
clink clink clink,
clink clink clink,
The money on the bus goes clink clink clink,
all through the town!

The people on the bus go up and down,
up and down,
up and down,
The people on the bus go up and down,
all through the town!

Book!

” The Seals On The Bus” by Lenny Hort .I love this book and my class a few years ago loved it as well, it’s a fun way to change up the classic song! When kids are learning to read they really benefit from predictable text and so using a song like this that is so familiar but changing only the simplest variables like making the passengers into animals is an instant hit!

Comments

  1. MommySurvivalGuide says

    My daughter LOVES the song “wheels on the bus”! It’s very easy to improvise other parts of the song as well, We make up our own parts to the song like “the bunnies on the bus go hop hop hop!” or “the babies go wah wah wah!”

    it’s a great song to do hand motions too as well.

  2. Allie says

    My husband had a very adult version he used to sing to my son when he was fussing when he was tiny, I have to admit it was funny yet oh so inappropriate.

  3. Lettie says

    Thanks for this idea! I have a theme I do each week with my boys. This week was school and we used your bus idea. It was great!

  4. kacey says

    I think someone at my local Shoprite grocery store reads your blog….this was the craft of the week at Scrunchy’s Playhouse!

  5. Ashlyn Brunson says

    This is a great activity! My little brother (who is 2 years old)and I did this activity before lunch and he loved it! He had so much fun putting on the glue and coloring. He also learned what a school bus is! I think I’ll try doing the same thing with other trucks! I love this site!

  6. Megan says

    What about throwing in a singing time after doing this activity. Run around the house with your bus singing ‘The Wheels on the Bus’.

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