Stories & Crafts: Things That Go 1

Welcome to week 6 of Stories and Crafts for preschoolers! This week our stories are all about the places we visit and how we get there. So buckle up and let’s go! Vrooommmm!

Make a Muddy Little Truck

In the story, Little Blue Truck and the farm animals get covered in mud as they help a big truck get unstuck. In this craft, make your own muddy little truck. Then use your child’s art to recreate a scene from the story. Encourage your child to retell the story in their own words – or make up their own.  Everyone loves a great sequel!


  • Truck template found HERE or you can create your own
  • white sheet of heavy paper
  • crayons
  • brown paint (chocolate pudding is a good substitute)
  • paint brush
  • large wiggly eye or a white paper eye with black center
  • white sheet of paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick


  1. Print the template
  2. Color the truck whatever color your child chooses
  3. Using the brown paint (or chocolate pudding) and paint brush, make mud splatters all over the truck and under the truck. Let the “mud” dry completely.
  4. When the paint is dry, glue a large paper or wiggly eye on the truck to make the headlight eye.
  5. Working with your child, draw and cut out paper animals to fit in the back of your truck. You’ll use these when retelling the story.

More Fun

Road Trip Playlist

Taye Diggs wants to go for a drive with Elmo. They use their imaginations and take a drive in an automobile. They’re pretty cool guys so add their song to your transportation playlist for your next road trip – even if it’s an imaginary one.

Laurie Berkner’s always got a great song! Here’s one about driving a car.

Truck Shapes coloring page

Print this pickup truck coloring page for your little farmer. Help them find the different shapes that make a truck? Can thye see circles in the wheels? Are there rectangles? Anything that looks triangular?

Read Some More

If you and your children liked Little Blue Truck find more books like it here.

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Marlana is a youth services specialist who has worked in the Kids Library for the last 15 years. She enjoys creating and learning with kids of all ages. Her favorite books all have strong heroines, dragons, and magic. When not at the library, you can often find her riding her trusty bicycle, hiking with her dog Lily, playing board games with her family, or reading another great book.