Looking for fun ways to engage young children in their learning? Not many kids can resist playing with toys cars which makes them an ideal resource to build activities around. The alphabet car park play mats I made have been such a hit in class and at home, I went looking for more activities for my car crazy kids and we found plenty!
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Drive your way through the alphabet like Toddler Approved.
Make it big! Trace some big letters outside like Coffeecups and Crayons.
Grab our printable alphabet car park play mats.
Paint your child's name to practice like Buggy and Buddy.
Print out upper and lower case letters to trace from Gift of Curiosity.
We love these printable letters that can be made into a travel book from Playdough to Plato.
Make your own magnetic road to practice letters like Adventures of Adam did.
Get your child sorting their upper and lower case letters like No Time For Flashcards.
Practice sounding out each letter like Playdough to Plato did with their car park mat.
Make it personal. Create a car park using just the letters of their name like Frugal Fun for Boys did.
Go big! Use monster trucks to teach young children to blend sounds. Clever idea from Growing Book by Book.
Match colours and patterns using cars like Toddler Approved.
Use them to make a pictograph like Busy Toddler.
Learn about 2D shapes with these sensory rich roads from Adventures of Adam.
Do some sorting and graphing with your preschooler like Frugal Fun for Boys.
We love these printable road number books from Playdough to Plato.
Something for older children, work on missing addends with the help of these duct tape roads like School Time Snippets.
More number car parks but these have you matching the word and number - great for early readers.
Add some of these printable road to your play available from Picklebums.
Turn your clean mud into mudding - the perfect adventure from Stir The Wonder.
Use books to create tunnels, ramps and building for play like Learn with Play at Home.
Move your cars with magnets along this awesome recycled cardboard road by hello, Wonderful.
Investigate gravity by introducing ramps to your toddlers play like Simple Fun For Kids.
Love this make it move challenge! From Steam Powered Family, use different forces to make your cars move.
Create your own simple moveable roads like And Next Comes L.
Or create some wooden ramps like Buggy and Buddy.
We love rocks here so of course we love this rocky road from Playtivities.
Felt is such a useful medium, create your own racetrack from felt using the pattern from Felt With Love Designs.
A better idea for early childhood settings, set your race track in like Niccola On Tuesday.
Find out how to make a race track from Ramblings From Utopia.
Create your own road signs like And Next Comes L.
Recycle some cardboard to make these changeable traffic lights like Ikatbag did. Plenty of inspiration to be found. You might like to make a car wash too.
How cool are these traffic lights! Get the printable from Doodles & Jots.
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You can also find our Number Car Park Mats over at Nurturestore.