This free printable school bus movement rhyme is the perfect way to introduce young students to their classroom and new friends!
Ask most preschoolers and kindergarteners what their favorite thing about school is and they’ll probably tell you…RIDING ON THE BUS!
I know how excited my boys get when they see that big yellow bus come thundering down the street, so I came up with a little rhyme and movement activity for kids that can bring the fun of riding on the school bus right into your living room or classroom.
This is great back-to-school activity to get kids moving and working together!
Back to School Printable Pack
This pack of back to school printables is perfect for teachers, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and physical therapists!
If you’re looking for fun, fresh fine motor and gross motor back to school printables for your therapy practice or classroom, this pack is for you! Work on skills like balance, strength, social interactions, scissor skills, prewriting, visual skills, and more with these creative activities.
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What you’ll need:
-A group of kids
What to do:
Have everyone sit down on the floor in a line, with one child in front and everyone else lined up behind him.
Tell the kids that this is their school bus! Say the rhyme one time through, demonstrating the different actions (bouncing up and down, leaning left, leaning right).
When you get to the last line, tell the group that whoever’s name is called (the child sitting at the end of the line) will stand up and run to the front of the line, sitting down at the front of the bus.
Repeat the song until everyone has had a chance to run from the back to the front of the bus!
How to change it up:
-For older kids, try this activity in a gym or outside, but have everyone STAND UP! Have the kids walk or march forward as you say the rhyme, acting out each part of the rhyme as mentioned above. When you get to the last line, have the last child in line run as fast as he can to the front of the bus as the line continues to move forward!
Here are some fun ways to change up the seating arrangement for your bus to make things even more fun:
-Try lining up some chairs so everyone has their own seat!
-Give each child a couch cushion or pillow to sit on in line and have them pick it up when they to run to the front of the line, bringing it along with them! Great strengthening work if you use heavier cushions!
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