Touch and Learn Dump Truck


One of our long time favorites around here is Touch and Learn Tractors & Trucks .  Drew loves trucks and tractors and this book is FULL of trucks and tractors.  There's no real storyline.  It's a collection of pictures with descriptive captions and questions you can ask each other like, "Which tractor do you like best?" "Which truck has the most wheels?"  There's counting and color practice in it too.  Our favorite part is that on each page there is one picture with something to touch like rough sand or a bumpy wheel.

After reading it again today, I thought Drew might like to make his own touch and learn truck.  I found a dump truck printable coloring page and printed two copies (in case Lainey wanted to make one too, but it turned out she was napping while we did this activity).  Then I cut some wheels out of corrugated cardboard with one layer peeled off.  I cut a rectangle of tinfoil for the grill and some sandpaper for the dirt in the back of the truck.


He really liked gluing the parts onto the truck.


In fact, he didn't want to stop!  We ended up using Lainey's pieces and cutting a few more.


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25 comments:

  1. My son is on my lap looking at this post with me and really wants to make this craft, too. His exact words, "Whoa, Mommy can I make one of those? Who made that?"

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  2. What an awesome idea! Love it!

    Stopped by from TGIF.

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  3. Great idea, totally going on my to-do list. :-)

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  4. Love This! You could even make a whole book with a simple repetitive text like "I see a dump truck. I see a tanker truck." etc. Could be great for early readers who love vehicles!

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  5. I don't blame him. This activity looks like lots of fun!

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  6. My son would get a kick out of this craft - he is not usually the crafty type! We are starting a collection of books and activities on our blog and this is exactly what we are looking for. We would love to have you link this and any other book and activity post up as well. The link will be open year long!http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/p/love-books.html

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  7. My boys don't generally like crafts unless it's painting, but my 2 year old truck lover just might enjoy something like this! So much fun!

    Brittney
    www.moms-heart.blogspot.com

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  8. Love your site! So glad to have found you through Erin @ Home Savvy A to Z's Freshmen Friday. As a 1st grade teacher, I will certainly enjoy seeing (and using!) your ideas.
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

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  9. Oooh I LOVE the textures!! Great idea. Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great weekend,
    Beth =-)

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  10. How fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  11. What a great craft for a dump truck loving child! Looks like lots of fun!

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  12. i love this. my son would go nuts for this

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  13. This is clever. Thanks for sharing. I love it and I love seeing crafts and ideas for little boys!!

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  14. Looks like lots of fun - I have to get my printer fixed so we can give this a try!

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  15. Oh things like this are so much fun! I love to make things have the touch me factor.

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  16. Oh my, what a sweet craft! I love it. Adorable to have all those different textures.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  17. What a great project to go along with your book. My girls LOVE touch and feel books, what a great idea to make your own page! Thank you for linking up to stART :)

    Michelle @ A Mommy's Adventures

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  18. This is so clever. I love all the different textures. I always enjoy seeing what you have to share on Monday Madness.

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  19. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing at Thrifty Thursay!

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  20. Guess what? This was one of the most clicked links at Thrifty Thursday! Congrats! Hope to see you this week!

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  21. Thanks Lorie for submitting this to our LOVE BOOKS program. It's such a fun activity, I know my little ones will love it. http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/p/love-books.html

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  22. Great idea! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Tots. I've featured it this week :)

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