Looking for a fun way to teach your toddler about cars? These activities are fun and easy for you to do together!
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Cars in a parking lot with colored spots
Have the “parking lot” on the tray and the colored cars in a cup. Have your toddler pick the cars out one at a time and “drive” them into the correct parking spot. You can make your parking lot especially for whatever toy cars your child has.
Spoon Beads onto a car track
Have one track on the tray. Have a cup full of beads on the tray and a spoon next to the cup. Then have your child spoon the beads onto the track. The goal was to keep most of the beads only on the track. But you may see that won’t always go well. 😉
Tire Tracks in Playdough
On the tray put a container of playdough and a few toy cars. Have your child put the playdough on the tray, then drive the car over the playdough to make tire tracks in the playdough.
Color Sort Pompoms
On the tray put a bowl filled with blue and white pompoms. Also put two empty toilet paper rolls each covered with a piece of blue construction paper and white construction paper on the tray. Have your child take the pompoms out of the bowl one at a time and put them into the correct toilet paper roll.
Car Circle Stickers
On the tray put a piece of lined paper. Have your child take a sticker and put it in the lines. 🙂
Each color game is only on the tray for one week (click the links to see the games). The rest of the activities are on the trays for two weeks. That means you will go through two color games, but only one of all the other activities.
Color Game 3
Color Games for Toddlers — Paint Chip Matching
Color Game 4
Color Games for Toddlers — Printable Color Puzzles
Car Toddler Book
Read this book at least once during the time that these trays are out. Your child can color the pictures or just look at the pictures as they turns the pages. You don’t have to expect your child to learn how to read by looking at this book. This book is simply for exposure to words and letters and concepts of print. Please feel free to download a copy of it!
Cars Sorting (Cars Preschool Pack page 8) Print the page twice and cut out each square and laminate. Have a cup for each picture. Let your child sort the pictures into the cup with the same picture on the front. Pre-Writing Practice (Cars Preschool Pack page 7)
John Deere tractor and big dump truck
For this week I’ve set out the following books that are car related:
- Read and Roll – Ambulance
- Read and Roll – Police Car
- Usborne Big Machines Trucks
- Usborne Big Machines Tractors
Colored Car tracks
Put three of these colored car tracks on the tray (blue, white, gray). To make these tracks colored, you can just printed these shape car tracks on colored paper. Have your child use the car that was on the tray to “drive” on the tracks. If you see them using this tray, say the name of the track they are playing with.
Car Coloring Page
This tray had a car coloring page and some crayons. Make sure to print 4-5 coloring pages (here and here). When your child colors one of the pages, put another coloring page on the tray. There was only ever one coloring page at a time on the tray.