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

Overview and benefit

This activity uses some of the guess the sound sounds, to help children learn more about different types of transport.

Equipment required

  • Guess the sounds & matching pictures


Up to three weeks

How it works

Children listen out for the sound and then run to the relevant picture on the wall. They then try to make the sounds themselves and mime the transport.

What to do in the class

Put four or five pictures of transport around the hall. Explain to the children that we are going to hear different sounds of different forms of transport and they have to spot which one they can hear.

Now play one of the sounds and encourage children to identify it and then run to the relevant picture. When you get to the picture ask the children what sound it was. Ask the children something about the mode of transport (e.g who has been in one of these, where would you find one of these). Listen again to the sound and mime the mode of transport. Encourage the children to join in and make the sound too.

Now play another sound and repeat the activity.

Possible sounds to choose:

  • Train
  • Plane
  • Lorry
  • Helicopter
  • Police car
  • Motor bike
  • Car
  • Boat
  • Ambulance


Don’t use this activity if you are doing Guess the Sounds in your Listening and Communication Unit this half term.