5 Big Wheels by Anne Rockwell Activity Ideas for Toddlers

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It’s time for another round of Poppins Book Nook! Be sure to see all the great posts linked up below and consider checking them out. Several of them are hosting the Poppins Book Nook giveaway this month. The theme this month is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

The book I chose was Big Wheels by Anne Rockwell and I focused on my two year old this month. He’s a very active little guy, but he LOVES to read books with us. And he loved this one.

5 Big Wheels Activity Ideas for Toddlers

I mentioned that I kept it super simple last month, but the truth is, I try to keep it simple all the time. I am a planner by nature and I love to plan out all sorts of things. The trouble is that I often spend so much time planning, I either run out of time to DO what I planned or I get bored. So simple works for me. Here are my 5 simple activity ideas:

1. Practice counting and basic skills as you read. I ask Oliver what color things are as we go. He doesn’t know his colors yet, in fact, he usually responds to my “what color is this?” question with “Color.” Same with counting. He counts like this on his own, “eight, nine, eight.” It doesn’t matter, it’s making conversation with him and introducing him to the concepts.

2. Build a car out of Duplo blocks. We didn’t get to this one right away because my little guy started to melt down (close to lunchtime). So I don’t have pictures, but we have three wagon bases that we build cars, trucks, and, of course, trains.

3. Make a masking or electrical tape roadway for your little guy to drive their cars on. Honestly, I was surprised at how much he liked this. I’ve seen it on Pinterest many times, but never tried it. He really liked having his very own road. My oldest even extended the road for him and added a parking lot onto the end. It was cute. We only had electrical tape, so that’s what I used.

Electrical tape roadways, an activity to go with Big Wheels by Anne Rockwell on LibraryAdventure.com

4. Coloring pages. Coloring is a perennial favorite around our house. I found these super cute printable coloring sheets from Style Me Gorgeous that I printed for all my kids. Oliver used 3 out of 4. He likes to color.

Coloring pages that work for Big Wheels by Anne Rockwell on LibraryAdventure.com

5. Pretend to be a car, truck, or train. This was all Oliver. I looked over and he was walking on the lines, so I rolled with it.

5 Big Wheels by Anne Rockwell Activity Ideas from LibraryAdventure.com

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About Vicki Arnold

Vicki Arnold is a happily married, homeschooling mama of four great kids. She's a big fan of books, reading, and libraries. It was this life-long passion that led to the creation of The Library Adventure. She also blogs at Simply Vicki about books, homeschooling, gardening, and hopes to encourage other Christian women in their walk with Christ. You can learn more about Vicki on her about page.

Comments

  1. Anne Rockwell books are so cute!

  2. Great book choice! It’s on our to do list: thanks for sharing! Oliver – the train, I love this picture!

  3. I especially love the masking tape roadway! That would be a great activity for a rainy day!

  4. A tape roadway? How fun! My kids would love that! The book sounds ideal for little boys that are fascinated by big wheeled machines.

    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

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