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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