The best toy car activities for preschool!

The best toy car activities for preschool!

Do your kids love toy cars? Or do you have a bajillion toy cars in a bin and no clue what to do with them?

Here are 4 of the best car activities for preschool kids!

Color Parking Lot

This is a classic car activity, but it is too good to pass up! It requires minimal prep and teaches our preschoolers about colors and graphing.

car activity for preschool sort by color

Here is how to create it:

  • Take a sheet of paper and draw lines vertically, creating 5 columns.
  • Get different colored post-its or construction paper scraps and place one in each column.
  • Now grab colored cars that match the post-its/construction paper and have your kid place the cars in the correct category to match the post-it color to the car color.

Letter Parking Lot

This simple play activity is a great way to work on letter identification.

Here’s how to create it:

  • On a piece of butcher paper, draw a small city with roads, buildings and most importantly a letter parking lot.
  • Label the letter parking lot with letters you are focusing on for the month.
  • Write the focus letters for the month on dot stickers. Placing one sticker on each of the cars.
  • Have your little play with the cars and park them in the parking lot.

Car wash

This fun sensory activity engages their fine motor skills, imagination, and problem-solving skills.

car activities for preschool car wash sensory bin

Here’s how to create it:

  • Fill a sensory bin with shaving cream and fill another one with plain water.
  • Add cars to the bin with shaving cream and cover the car with it.
  • Next grab a toothbrush and wash the cars in the plain water bin.
  • Dry with towels and repeat!

Paint with cars

This is great for creativity!

car activities for preschool car painting

Here’s how to create it:

  • Grab a couple of different colors of paint and squeeze the paint onto a plate or paper.
  • Have your Lil’ grab their favorite toy car and dip the wheels!
  • Then run the car on a blank sheet of paper and go for it!

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