Inside: Gather lots of new ideas for preschool car activities that involve any toy cars on hand, resulting in hours of fun!
The truth with preschoolers is, you don’t need to be continuously purchasing brand new materials to introduce them to in order to keep their minds stimulated; the variety in concept behind the material is what allows children to remain engaged.
Toys and regular objects can become a whole new experience with a bit of creativity!
The compilation below revolves around toy cars (which you probably have a few of lying around) and will inspire you to see your resources in a new light!
Bonus! Scroll down to find free transportation printables you can download and use today!
Preschool Car Activities that are Super Fun
Painting with Cars – Dip some old toy cars into paint to roll around onto paper for some fun process art.
Color Words Parking Lot – Write or fill in a color into parking spaces and have preschoolers match the color of the cars into the spots. (Days with Grey)
Recycled Car City – Use empty containers to create fun buildings to go around your roads. (Fun at Home with Kids)
Tissue Box Car Wash – Turn an empty tissue box into a drive-through toy car wash. (Craft Learn and Play)
Parking Lot Numbers – Create a numbered parking lot and number your cars to match them together. (B-Inspired Mama)
Cardstock Tunnels – Bend and tape cardstock to a surface to make tunnels for your cars to roll through. (Toddler At Play)
Name Road Letters – Learn how to make a name road map for toddlers to trace the letters. (Buggy and Buddy)
Learning Shapes – Make roads into shapes out of paper for preschoolers to get familiar with the shapes. (Adventures and Play)
DIY Bridge – Make your own bridge for the cars out of popsicle sticks and tape. (Preschool Toolkit)
Drawing with Cars – Tape markers onto the backs of cars to create lines while driving the cars around on the paper. (Messy Little Monster)
Sorting By Color – Sort your toy cars into piles by color to work on color recognition and classification. (The Educators’ Spin On It)
Balloon-Powered Cars – Attach balloons onto the tops of cars to make the cars zoom when the air deflates. (Mombrite)
Slide Painting – Cover a slide in white paper and dip the wheels of a toy car in paint before rolling it down the slide. (I Can Teach My Child)
Sorting and Graphing – Sort cars into lines by color to visually see which color is the largest group. (Frugal Fun 4 Boys)
Magnet Powered Car – Attach a small magnet onto a toy car to be moved around by a larger magnet. (Science Kiddo)
Free Transportation Printables
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Toddler and Preschool Transportation Lesson Plans
We’ve done the work for you! We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)!
Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for transportation.
Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities!
Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
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