To say the preschooler was excited about the fruit car snack is an understatement. He was ecstatic! Of course, he had to zoom them around a bit before pulling off the wheels and trying out the crunchy car bodies.
Then it was time to start some learning activities with cars!
I have a small addiction to paint samples… The benefit is that I always seem to have some on hand. I decided we’d use some of them to help us with sorting cars by color.
Once he was finished sorting we graphed the number of cars he had for each color. He had fun coloring in a square for each car and then tossing the car back into the bucket.
I helped him to write the number of cars for each color at the top of the graph. Then we talked about which color he had the most of and which he had the least of.
I still had another fun learning activity using cars for the day. While I was adding lower case letters to each of them, the preschooler pretended to be a race car, zooming around the kitchen and down the hallway… (Wish I had that on video!)
I had seen this cute alphabet parking lot idea from I Can Teach My Child on Pinterest, and I decided to use some more paint samples to give it a colorful twist. We set up our colorful parking lot spaces in a semi-circle and he got to work driving each car to their appropriate parking space.
By then he was ready for a craft.
(Thanks to Childhood 101 for this fun idea!)
Shwew! Next up? “D” is for Dump Truck and Digger!
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