Little boys love vehicles. And when it comes to vehicles, cars are my son’s absolute favorite.
But for my son, letter “C” was something he just couldn’t wait for because we were planning plenty of learning activities with cars.
Learning Activities with Cars
There are so many fun kids activities using toy cars. We started by using toy cars to create the letter “C.”
This is an activity you could do for all the letters of the alphabet if you wanted. If your child is unsure how to position the cars to form a letter, try writing it on a large piece of paper and having them place the cars on the lines you drew.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can create a healthy snack that will make your car enthusiast smile.
Simply cut an apple into 6 pieces, using a knife to hollow out the inside of each piece. This will form the body of your fruit car snack.
Cut several grapes in half and use toothpicks to attach these as the car’s wheels.
Matching Colors Car Learning Activity
Toy cars are perfect for working on colors.
Look through your car collection and choose 3-5 colors that you have. Find the corresponding colors in construction paper, or use large paint samples like we did.
You can take this further and have your child graph the results.
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.
Alphabet Activity with Cars
I had seen this cute alphabet parking lot idea from I Can Teach My Child, and I decided to use some more paint samples to give it a colorful twist.
Did you know cars can draw? They can!
You just have to help them a bit with a marker taped to their bumper. Your child will love zooming their car around the paper in this open-ended art activity.
(Thanks to Childhood 101 for this fun idea!)
If your child loves vehicles, they will love these learning activities with cars.
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You may also like: Subtraction Squish, a hands-on math activity to teach subtraction.
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