Alphabet Activities: Transportation Maze

Our Playful Preschool Series  theme this week is transportation.  We have explored  so many fun themes this month including puzzles, kindness and pancakes.

This alphabet activity is the perfect idea for kids who love to play with cars!

Maze Driving Alphabet Activity

Alphabet activities with a transportation theme that will get the kids playing and learning.

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Why We Chose This Alphabet Activity

My kids adore car and truck play.  Recently we shared some of our favorite literacy ideas to use with cars and trucks. After our playdough mazes we shared last week, we decided to expand the idea playing with cars.

Setting Up and Playing

Materials Needed: large sheet of paper, marker, magnetic letters or puzzle pieces, and toy cars

1.  On a large sheet of paper draw a maze.  Create several “dead ends” throughout the puzzle.

2.  Mark the beginning of the maze with “start” and the finishing spot with “end”.

3.  At each dead end place a letter that your child needs to practice.

4.  Place a toy car at the start line.

Play this fun alphabet activity by driving through the letter maze.

Your child is ready to play!  Let your child drive through the maze. When he comes to a “dead end”, he should name the letter.   The child could also say the sound the letter represents or name a word that begins with the letter.

The activity can be repeated with different letters or sight words.

alphabet activities transportation game

My 4 year-old decided to line up all the letters as spectators.  He gave each letter an animal name based on the letter sound.

After we were done playing, we rolled up the sheet to store for another day.

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Keep reading.  Visit the links below for more great transportation ideas from the #playfulpreschool team!

 

Learning Letter Sounds on Alphabet Road by Mom Inspired Life

Sorting Transportation Vehicles by Still Playing School
Make a Truck from Shapes by Powerful Mothering
How Many in One Pound by The Educators’ Spin On It
Cotton Reel Car by Rainy Day Mum
 preschool transportation theme activities
About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.

Comments

  1. I really like that when they hit a dead end it’s like question to continue.

  2. Looks like a lot of fun! It’s great for reasoning skills too to find the way through the maze.

  3. love mazes and this is a nice big one! During summer I like to draw huge ones in the driveway!

  4. My son would have a blast with this activity! He would probably make the same crashing noises as your boys. 🙂

  5. Fantastic – my kids are maze mad at the moment and they would love this off to create our own maze tonight.

  6. Our kids would love this. They love mazes and cars and are working on phonics!

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