Skip to main content

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

Comments

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!
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
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?
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:)
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?"

Popular posts from this blog

Crafts & Activities for BOYS!

It can sometimes be tricky to find crafts and learning activities that will capture a little boy's attention span. Believe me, I know! I have 3 little boys and so many of our crafts and activities are along themes of things that little boys often love! Cars, Trucks, Planes, Bugs, Dinosaurs, Legos, Sports, Animals, Space, etc. So here is our collection of tried and true crafts and activities for boys! 
(P.S. And don't worry, I also have 2 little girls, and can verify that each of these are also 100% girl approved too!)




And if you are wondering where to get SUPPLIES for these crafts and activities, check out this post!

Click on a picture to see that post. Or click HERE to see all of these posts.










Build a Dinosaur!

Our recent theme for Preschool@Home was DINOSAURS! This is a great (and super easy) activity for helping kids learn and recognize shapes. Using craft foam means it can be used over and over again! And the possibilities are endless.
Or use some glue on the shapes and it could also become a one-of-a-kind dinosaur craft! No matter how you use it, this simple dinosaur activity will most likely produce some very unique prehistoric creatures!

Check out our other dinosaur crafts and activities: Dinosaur Counting with a Stegosaurus Dinosaur Fossil Hunt Hatching Dinosaur Egg Craft

Here are some super cute Dinosaur books to go along with this fun activity!


Supplies: Green craft-foam (The foam is perfect because it is very durable for little hands. Check out this huge pack of craft foam for a great price on Amazon! ScissorsPrep Work:


Using the craft foam, cut out the following shapes:  1 big half-circle1 medium triangle1 medium square1 medium circle3 small rectangles3 small long triangles3 small squares4 …

Father's Day Goodie Bags

Check out this super cute Father's Day Gift! These goodie bags are so easy to make and can be filled with treats, notes, or any kind of fun surprise for Daddy!


Supplies: Brown paper lunch sacksScrapbook paper (Check out our post on an AMAZING deal for scrapbook paper packs on Amazon!)ScissorsGlueTape
Here's what you do: Using scrapbook paper, cut out a tie shape, and glue it onto your bag.(Before doing the next step, fill your bag with the goodies of your choice.)
Similar to the Easy Father's Day Card we made (HERE), you simply cut 2 slits at the top of the bag that you fold over to look like the collar of a shirt. Secure them down with clear tape so that the bag can be opened by simply taking the tape off, like this:




And check it out! Here are some more great Father's Day gift ideas for Dad!



(this post contains affiliate links)