This is a subject we’ve now covered twice but is an easy one to cover at home, as there are various transport types all around us every day!
An easy challenge at home was to search the Internet together looking for images. Learning that transport doesn’t just cover cars and planes!
We were lucky enough to live nearby to Milestones Museum in Basingstoke. It was fun to wander around and compare modern and historical modes of transport.
They’ve often got lots of special events on, but it’s an amazing ‘living’ museum where you can wander through the streets and soak up the atmosphere of the time.
They have lots of vintage vehicles that the kids can explore. It’s a fun trip down memory lane for us adults too…
Books and Videos
There are a few fun books out there that cover the history of transport and travel. The ones below have lots of bright clear pictures that kids enjoy flicking through.
We also have a soft spot for Lego in our house… so we really liked this YouTube video about cars!
It’s fun to get the craft box out at the weekends. We love to make paper airplanes in this household… and luckily it fits with the Transport subject!
Rubber band car
We made a rubber band car, but I can’t for the life of me find an image of it – sorry about that!
There are lots of videos and blogs about making one from scratch so I won’t re-invent the wheel on this one. Here is a link to some simple instructions on how to make a rubber band car…. have fun!
As you can see, there are kits that make it nice and easy to build rubber band cars and also things like balloon powered hovercraft – in case you cannot get hold of all the supplies.
So this is The Eagle paper airplane! This one wasn’t too difficult to make 🙂
The book has lots of printed planes available to tear out and fold. The instructions are very clearly displayed so that everyone can have a go.
See who can make the best one, the fastest one… then try and make your own!
We’ve got this book at home. To the left are a few images from the book and the paper airplanes we created from it.
It’s a lot of fun but a bit fiddly. You’ll need to help your kids I would think.