USING CARS TO TEACH CORRECT NUMBER FORMATION

Hands-on resources for car loving preschoolers wanting to learn how to recognize, quantify and write numbers to 10.

It's seems to be universal ➡ cars + preschoolers = engaged play. 


Utilizing a child's love of play for learning and identifying their interests is the work of every Early Years teacher.

Using the children's love of all things transport themed, I've created some printable resources to help our preschool class learn about numbers - how to recognise them and how to write them correctly as well as learning to count and quantify amounts to 10.

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TRANSPORT THEMED NUMBER POSTERS + MATS - Hands-on resources for car loving preschoolers wanting to learn how to recognize, quantify and write numbers to 10 | you clever monkey
We've been using number posters with cars to make amounts. These were a simple introduction to numbers to 10 as the children can count the cars pictured or match the amount with objects. 

Number posters plus a quantity of cars created a simple invitation to count.

Last year I made these car park mats for both letter and numbers. They have been a fun way for the children to learn to match numerals to the number word.

Another simple invitation that didn't take much to time to prep or set up.

TRANSPORT THEMED NUMBER POSTERS + MATS - Hands-on resources for car loving preschoolers wanting to learn how to recognize, quantify and write numbers to 10 | you clever monkey

We've also been looking at writing numbers correctly.

These road themed number posters with traffic signs - go to start, stop sign to finish, have be a hit in class and a gentle introduction to correct number formation.

TRANSPORT THEMED NUMBER POSTERS + MATS - Hands-on resources for car loving preschoolers wanting to learn how to recognize, quantify and write numbers to 10 | you clever monkey

We've used them for hands-on invitations complete with cars for 'writing' practice and as posters as visual aids too.


TRANSPORT THEMED NUMBER POSTERS + MATS - Hands-on resources for car loving preschoolers wanting to learn how to recognize, quantify and write numbers to 10 | you clever monkey

As is typical in preschool classroom, there's always a range of abilities and developmental stages present.

Some will be uninterested in such play at this age while others are wanting to learn more.

For those keen to practice their handwriting I created these car number mats. 

TRANSPORT THEMED NUMBER POSTERS + MATS - Hands-on resources for car loving preschoolers wanting to learn how to recognize, quantify and write numbers to 10 | you clever monkey

They invite the children to trace and then write each numeral and number word as well as counting the correct number of cars.



Perfect for building fine motor strength and control. Writing with markers doesn't provide the same feedback as putting pencil to paper so I've also turned these into number books for some classes.


TRANSPORT THEMED NUMBER POSTERS + MATS - Hands-on resources for car loving preschoolers wanting to learn how to recognize, quantify and write numbers to 10 | you clever monkey

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