Got a car lover? I sure do! If it has wheels my little guy is all over it! He loves to bring his cars outside and play, so I thought I would make him some fun ways to play using sidewalk chalk and his cars. These four simple ideas only took a couple minutes to create, but he played and played for at least an hour. Now, lets just hope it doesn't rain or I will have to create it again!
Most roads are straight. So, creating this extremely curvy road was fun and new for my boy. Not only is it fun, it helps him practice keeping the car on the 'road' using hand/eye coordination.
Kids love lining things up. So, creating parking spaces allows children to line up the cars in an organizational way. This activity also reinforces 1-to-1 correspondence, a skill needed when we count. Adding numbers to the slots helps with number recognition.
This is a fun transporting game where my little guy scooped up the pebbles with his toy scooper. Then he drove the load down the road and dumped it into the circle (which we referred to as the job site). His fine motor skills are at work with this one!
Car lovers adore roads. But, this road is a bit different as it is also a maze! Notice, in the picture below, that my son also used the 'dead ends' on the maze as parking spots. I love how this activity encourages fine motor, with driving between the lines and also problem solving as he makes his way through the maze.
How do you incorporate your car lovers love for cars with learning? I would love to hear your ideas!