Babies Walkers to 2 2s to 3s 3s to 4s

Overview and benefit

Children sing a song about a different mode of transport. They explore the vehicle in the song through props or pictures to learn more about them. Traditional songs are very familiar to young children and by using those we can teach them more detail about different types of transport.

Equipment required

  • Props for songs (optional)


Up to six weeks

How it works

This activity is about singing one of the many songs in our repertoire that is about some aspect transport. Whichever song is chosen, try to bring the song to life more by introducing it and explaining what it is going to be about. Perhaps draw out of your discover box toy versions of what you are going to sing about (e.g. a bath toy boat, a train, a toy car etc). At the end you could talk about the props, asking who has been on a train, or who has ridden a bike.

What to do in the class

Suitable songs to choose from:

  • The Big Ship Sailed on the Ally-Ally-Oh
  • Runaway Train
  • Down at the Station
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • Driving in My Car, Car
  • Topic time driving
  • Topic time train
  • Topic time clean car
  • Topic time cross road
  • Topic time fly plane

Training Videos

Going To The Zoo Walkers-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Runnaway Train-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Down At The Station-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Madsport Row Row Row-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

driving in my car car walkers from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Let’s go for a Drive


Let’s go on a Train

Let’s all cross the road

Let’s all fly a plane