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As a mom to kids who love playing with trucks and cars, I’m always looking for new transportation play ideas. There’s only so much vrooming you can do before that classic car and truck play gets a little old.
Fun & Learning: Playing with Trucks & Cars!
So, I’ve gathered up some fun ideas for playing with cars and trucks — perfect for your little driver!
17 Fun Ways to Play with Cars & Trucks
1. Car Parking Number Match Activity
Make this simple pretend parking garage out of a cardboard box for endless fun playing with toy cars and practicing numbers!
2. Magnetic Roads Busy Bag
This Magnetic Roads activity set features 10 roadways, pom pom bushes, pipe cleaner trees, felt water features, plus some little toys cars that are the perfect size for the craft stick roads.
3. Backyard Rock Quarry Truck Playscape
Check out this amazing natural backyard playscape: a rock quarry for playing with toy trucks and construction machines!
4. Disney Cars Movie Sensory Bin
I love the simplicity of this Cars Sensory Bin. Not only does it include all of the Cars movie characters, it also has blocks for building roads and printed road signs (download some free printable traffic signs here).
5. Cars Color Sorting Sensory Bin
This Cars movie sensory bin incorporates color sorting and matching with free printable color mats.
6. Portable Play Dough Construction Site
It doesn’t get much better than playing with trucks on a construction site — unless it’s a playdough construction site!
7. Construction Truck Alphabet Match
Take advantage of your child’s interest in trucks to practice learning letters with this Construction Truck Alphabet Matching Activity for toddlers.
8. DIY Snow Trucks Sensory Play
How about playing with toy trucks in the snow?! Make your own snow for some truck play using just two household ingredients.
9. Printable Roads for Truck and Car Play
These free printable roads are a super fun addition to your kids truck and car play; just imagine the possibilities!
10. Autumn Construction Site Sensory Play
Create this amazing Autumn Construction Site sensory bin for your toddler or preschooler. It’s a fantastic Fall sensory pretend play idea for any little one who loves playing trucks.
11. DIY Kinetic Sand Recipe for Truck Play
Make your own kinetic sand with this recipe; it’s sure to lead to hours of toy truck fun!
12. DIY Paper Tape Roads
Use paper tape to lay out some pretend roadways for your truck and car toys.
14. Truck Wash Sensory Play
After all of your dirty truck play, set up this simple Truck Wash sensory station!
15. Shaving Cream Car Wash
This fun car wash activity adds the element of shaving cream to wash off your toy cars and trucks.
16. Drive to the Sight Word
Big kids like to play with trucks, too! Try this sight word activity using remote control trucks.
17. Dump Truck Counting Activity
Make your child’s play sneakily educational with this Dump Truck Counting Activity that helps them practice their fine motor skills and counting at the same time.
What’s your kids’ favorite way to play with trucks and cars? Share with us in the comments below!
Cool Transportation Toys on Amazon:
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