Little boys love vehicles. Mine is obsessed with them, which is why I decided we’d turn our home preschool into one full of kids vehicle activities.
The plan? Tons of vehicle learning activities geared towards teaching ABC and number skills.
It’s always good to start at the beginning, so we started with these preschool activities for letter “A.”
Vehicle Themed Preschool Activities for Letter A
To start with we worked on matching up upper and lower case letter “A” using ambulances I had printed out. I had a sheet of 12 ambulances, 6 with capital “A’s” and 6 with lower case “a’s” written on them.
I colored the ambulances so there were 6 matching pairs. For example, 2 capital “A” ambulances that were colored the same, 2 lower case “A’s” colored the same, etc.
First I asked him to match up the colored pairs.
Then I asked him to park all the capital “A” ambulances in one spot and all the lower case ones in another. I was amazed how quickly he was able to do this.
Our next activity worked on counting skills.
Using a 6 sided gaming die, I had him roll and than load that many block “passengers” into the ambulance and drive them to the “hospital” I had set up on the other side of the room.
Don’t you just love it when kids come up with their own fun ideas when it comes to learning?
As a final activity my preschooler wanted me to make a trail of letter “A’s” for the ambulance to follow. Thanks to Post-It notes I was able to make a super quick maze of various letters, where he had to follow the letter “A” to the hospital.
For more vehicle-themed learning activities:
- “D” is for Digger and Dump Truck — Have fun transporting letters with your construction vehicles!
- Car Learning Activities for Kids — Work on matching upper and lower case letters using cars and more.
- And be sure to check out my Vehicles Crafts & Learning Activities Pinterest Board for fun ideas for all ages.