My 3 1/2 year-old has really started to notice billboards when we are driving on the highway. Billboards are loaded with environmental print which is one of the first things our kids “read”. We decided to create our own mini billboards as a fun and easy reading activity to do at home or school.
Environmental Print Billboards
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Paper towel or toliet paper rolls, square cardboard pieces (approximately 7 x 3 in.), paint, variety of advertisements, markers and scissors
Creating the Billboards
1. Cut two small notches on the top of each paper towel roll. This will become the holding spot for your billboard.
2. Using the cardboard pieces, design your billboard. Ideas could include local restaurants that you frequent, stores, attractions and services.
3. Slide each billboard onto it’s toliet paper pole.
Playing with the Billboards
You are now ready to place your billboard along your road. We have a variety of road play mats that work great for utilizing our billboards. Bring out the cars and begin your drive. The kids can slow down at each billboard to “read” it.
For another neat toliet paper roll literacy idea, check out my ABC Tunnels guest post I did on The Pleasantest Thing.
And, see a great list of car and truck literacy play ideas for even more driving fun.
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What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!
Katie Pinch says
Hi Jodie, I love the signs you made they look so fun to play with! I hope you will stop by and share again at the Love to Learn linky party 🙂
Janine Halloran says
What a great idea for using recycling! Glad I found you through the TGIF linky party 🙂
Jodie Rodriguez says
So glad you found us too Janine. Welcome! Be sure to check out our “start here” page. https://growingbookbybook.com/start/
Kate Williams says
Great idea! Thanks for linking with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials
Caroline Hooper (My Family Ties) says
Lovely idea, I bet this was so much fun! #tuesdaytutorials
pat raymo says
Morning Jodie….luv this road sign idea…however, i have to know..where did you get the great mat with all the buildings, etc. ? I LOVE that!
Jodie Rodriguez says
Pat, it’s a fabric panel called “Teddy Bear Town Fabric Panel”. My aunt found ours at a yard sale. Hope that helps!