Learning Activities with Cars

 

 

We’ve done “A” for Ambulance and “B” for Boat and Bus…  This week I was just itching to do some learning activities with cars for the letter “C.”   learning activities with cars

 

And what better way to start our “C” is for Car  fun than with a healthy fruit car snack?   learning activities with cars

 

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.

Before we started I asked him to guess which color car he had the most of.   Then I sat down 5 large paint sample squares and asked him to sort his bucket of cars by color.  learning activities with cars

 

learning activities with cars

 

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.

learning activities with cars

He was proud of his graph!

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.   learning activities with cars

 

It didn’t take long before each car was carefully parked! learning activities with cars

 

By then he was ready for a craft.

 

Did you know cars can draw?  They can!  You just have to help them a bit with a marker taped to their bumper. learning activities with cars

(Thanks to Childhood 101 for this fun idea!)

 

Shwew!  Next up?  ”D” is for Dump Truck and Digger!

 

Looking for more fun ideas when it comes to learning with cars (and other vehicles)?  Check out our Pinterest Board!

 

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  1. I love how many kids crafts and activities you can do with paint chips!!
    Shana Norris recently posted..Twitterature :: September 2013

    1. I know! I just love paint chips! (I’ve had my obsession with them since I was little…)

  2. Way too much fun at your house. I love the fruit cars. Sadly, I’d be eating them before they were done. The paint samples matching cars was brilliant.
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  3. Great learning activities! Your car snack is darling.
    maryanne @ mama smiles recently posted..An Easy Way for Bloggers to Organize Pinning on Pinterest

    1. Thank you — he loved it!

  4. We have plenty of cars at our place so a color matching game like this will be great!
    Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy recently posted..Mummy Mondays – It’s time to listen to my body

    1. Lots of fun and they are learning, too. Can’t miss!

  5. These are great ideas! Seems like a fun way to learn! Thanks for sharing at HSAS!
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  6. Those fruit cars are SO cute!

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    1. He has actually requested them twice since then. :)

  7. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!
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  8. What a fun idea! My littles are too young for this now, but I love collecting ideas because I will need them sooner than I think! :)

    1. Yes, you can be surprised how quickly they seem to be ready for things! They grow up way too fast! :)

  9. Thanks for sharing! I have a little boy who loves anything to do with vehicles too :) I’ve pinned this and followed your vehicles board on Pinterest. My son will be very happy when I try some of these with him!

    I found your post through the Family Fun Friday.
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    1. Love the way boys go crazy for cars! :)

      Thanks for pinning and following the board! I hope you find some great ideas to try with him!

  10. I am currently exposing my preschooler to the letter c and these activities would be a great extension on what we have already done! I am featuring this on the Kids Co-Op at Triple T Mum this week.
    Amie recently posted..Monster Face Mini Pancakes

    1. Thank you so much for featuring it! :)

  11. What awesome activities! Perfect for my car obsessed toddler :) Thank you!

    1. :) Us Mommas with car obsessed toddlers have to help each other out! Hope you get to enjoy some of our other vehicle learning activities, as well!

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