Know a child that loves monster trucks? Well, get your motor revving!
It’s time to motor on to letter “M” in our vehicle alphabet series! “M” Is for monster truck!
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of monster trucks?
That’s why I couldn’t resist making an over-sized activity sheet for our monster truck day.
Learning Activities with Trucks
I used a large sheet of brown packing paper we had from one of the packages that came in the mail.
At the top I wrote “Monster Truck.” Then I added 2 preschool learning activities to it.
My preschooler had fun driving monster trucks on the letters at the top.
For one of the activities I drew some large circles and wrote numbers on each of them.
The preschooler counted out the correct number of monster trucks to get stuck in each of the “mud” circles.
For the second activity on the monster truck learning activities sheet I had written the colors: red, blue, and green.
The preschooler matched his monster trucks up to the correct colors on the paper.
We practiced writing the letter “M” on our dry-erase board, and then my number-loving preschooler decided to count all of his monster trucks!
He and his big sister had fun lining them up and using our homemade number cards to count them.
It was good practice for them both, having to sort through the number cards and determine what the number 21 looked like verses a 23. (He has quite a few monster trucks!)
Monster Truck Craft
Then it was time for a monster truck craft.
We hit the recycling bin and the kids had fun creating their own monster truck rally courses.
Cardboard tubes, secured to the kitchen floor with tape, made fun “trees” to roll over.
We had cardboard ramps, tunnels, and even a paper plate hoop with construction paper “flames” for the trucks to encounter.
It was a fun monster truck STEM activity that would be perfect for kids of all ages.
We’ve been having fun with our preschool learning activities with vehicles. These monster truck activities have been some of our favorites.
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Originally posted January 6, 2014.
Love it! Looks like so much fun! My little one would have a ball with this activity! She loves toy cars and trucks! :)-Ashley
That’s a girl after my son’s heart! 🙂 Hope she has fun creating her own monster truck rally!
Kristina @ School Time Snippets says
Love the monster truck obstacle course! Too fun! We loved incorporating monster trucks into our learning time, too, when my son was younger. Along with counting, when your preschooler is older… they can be used for ordinal numbers, too ; )
My little guy is obsessed with anything with wheels! Pretty sure that’s the way to go when it comes to learning!
Theresa (Capri + 3) says
Our little ones love Monster trucks. I love all of the creative ideas you came up with to make them educational. We will have to try those! Please share this post on Artsy Play Wednesday (now live).
Nothing like monster trucks to get the attention of little ones! 🙂
Jess Benoit says
Such awesome ideas!
My little guy loves Monster Trucks too! Thank you for linking up to the Thoughful Spot Weekly Blog Hop!
Thank you for hosting! 🙂
I will have to try this with my son when he gets a little older:) Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!
Thank so much for pinning it!
Mary Catherine says
So much fun and learning with monster trucks! This would be a hit at my preschool! 🙂 I’m featuring you at this weekend’s Share It Saturday.
Thanks so much for featuring it! Hope you get to try some of the activities with the kids!
This is such a fun learning activity. Thanks for sharing via Mommy Monday!
I think it was one of his favorite “letters” we’ve done this far!