Talk about playful and challenging! Take a look at all these things you can do with toy cars. You can pick them up at garage sales or buy them for $1 or less at a dollar store. Use these cars for centers, games, and other activities in your classroom.
What? toy cars, sticky dots, marker
How? Put sticky dots on the cars and number them 1-10. Fasten your seatbelt and here we go!
Write numerals on sticky dots and place them on the cars. Can children arrange them in order?
Use cars for tens and ones.
Sets and Numbers
Make a parking lot with different sets of dots in each space. Children match up numbers on the cars with the correct space.
Roll and Add
Write numerals 1-12 on a long strip of paper. Children roll two dice, add up the numbers, and then move their car to the correct space.
Ask children to sort the cars. What was their sorting rule? Can they sort them another way?
Write lower letters on sticky dots and put them on the cars. Make paper houses with uppercase letters. Can they match the cars with the houses?
Make a parking lot with three spaces. As you say a word children park the car according to where they hear the sound (beginning, middle, end) of the word.