Saturday, February 20, 2010

Parking Lot - Numbers




Here is a fun little idea to help your little ones practice numbers, especially if your little ones are like my little one and love little cars. (That's a lot of littles!)

Anyways, I saw this idea over on Counting Coconuts and knew LM would love it.


As you can see, it was quite simple, which is the way I prefer things to be. Just take a piece of paper, draw out parking spaces with numbers and have at it! LM got his basket of cars and each time I would say a number, he would choose a car and drive it into that parking spot.


He has had a lot of fun with this, and it was a great way to practice numbers in a way that he really enjoyed.

Do you like this idea?

Looking for more activities for your little BOY?
http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/03/crafts-activities-for-boys.html

15 comments :

The Activity Mom said...

perfect activity to occupy B today! thanks!

artsy_momma said...

Neat! I love how you park the cars in the number!

halpey1 said...

Awesome! I think I might try to modify this to use as a center in my classroom - thank you!

The Activity Mom said...

Hey I wanted to give you the link to these racecar letters. I thought they would be a fun addition to the parking space...

http://activitymom.blogspot.com/2009/08/racecar-letters.html

Regency Kindergarten said...

Cool it's just like computer games :)

lorena said...

I've done something similar in my Kindergarten classroom except the students matched lowercase letters that I stuck onto the cars to the uppercase letters that I'd written on each parking space. :)

Shelby said...

Oh...my son would LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

So cute- Activity Mom shared your idea. Came over from there.

Jen
Creative and Curious Kids!

Jamee said...

I love this idea and featured it on my blog today jameehomemaker.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Do you mind if I use one of your pictures from this post and link to your blog for my Mother's of Preschooler's group newsletter?

Little Family Fun said...

Yes. You are welcome to use any pictures with a link to my blog. Thank you!
Linda

Carly said...

Love this! We made a few parking lots and are working on bigger numbers. I even mix up the numbers to make it more challenging. Definitely easy and fun! Thanks for posting this:)

Little A: Pinterest Addict said...

This would work for older kids too, if you are working on addition or subtraction, you could put numbers on the spaces and then call out addition problems, such as 1+2 and have them choose the spot with a 3 on it.

Shonda said...

My son will love this! I'm going to dig up some cars that I played with as a kid and do this activity! So simple, yet so good!

Anthony Fam said...

For younger kids, it might be fun to number the cars. At the beginning, they are just matching the numbers. I would say something like, "You chose number 2. Can you put the number 2 car in the number 2 spot?"