Transportation Theme ~ DIY Car Mat

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This month in our Mother Goose timeCurriculum we have been studying transportation. For this day what started with 2 sheets of paper, chalk, and signs turned out to be a huge town made from many sheets of paper. This is the exact thing I love about raising children who love to learn, their imaginations go off on a huge tangent from a simple activity and what was supposed to last for a short time can be brought out into a day long or multiple day tangent.

The boys enjoyed the activity so much I figured someone else’s would love this open ended project just as much as we did! It uses very little materials so it should be an easy to make activity for kids. Transportation-DIY-Car-Mat-College

Materials Needed For DIY Car Mat

Some of the materials we started out with were included in our monthly shipment from MGT, and then the kids continued the project using materials we had around the house. Even though we used supplied materials it is an activity that could be easily done by anyone with items you have around the house.

  • Construction Paper
  • Chalk
  • Glue/tape
  • Wooden signs or printed signs, straws, foam
  • Cars

 

The first thing the boys did was make their road by cutting out black strips (roads) and gluing them onto green paper (grass) wherever they wanted.

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After they have glued the roads onto their papers, they will use chalk to draw the road lines onto the road.

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After they made their roads they cut out the signs that were included in our curriculum. You can find these great printable signs that could be used in place. Car-Mat-8

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Once the signs were cut out they cut out the straws for their sign poles.Car-Mat-9

We already had the foam circle bottoms but you would want to cut out foam circles to tape your signs to. Ethan cut his poles a little short, and here is what his looked like.
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Here is a look at Gabe’s signs which were made with a little longer straws.
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After the first one was made Ethan went and grabbed more paper and continued making more roads then tapped them together.
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He brought his road into his room, then him and along with Anthony they continued to make an entire city. Complete with stores, parks, buildings, and other things along their roads.Transportation-DIY-Car-Mat Transportation-DIY-Car-Mat Transportation-DIY-Car-Mat

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We have shared about other fun transportation ideas in the past.

Things that go week 1 ~ Different Things That Go tot trays as well as our Lapbook about transportation.

Things that go week 2 ~ Great things that Go transportation Montessori trays, Transportation cookies, art projects, and more fun.

Transportation Sensory Bin ~ This transportation sensory bin would be perfect to go along with your Things That Go unit!

Finally you can head over to my Transportation Ideas for kids Pinterest board below.

Follow Mama Of Many Blessings’s board Transportation Ideas for kids on Pinterest.

Disclaimer: As a Mother Goose Time Ambassador I am provided with the monthly curriculum in order to facilitate my review, I have not been compensated in any other way. All opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. Read my full disclosure policy for more information.

4 thoughts on “Transportation Theme ~ DIY Car Mat

  1. I love your DIY car mat. I love that you used chalk. My 4 year old daughter loves cars and everything her older brother likes. I am so motivated to make a car mat with her next week. Great time to introduce them to some of the signs we might see on the road and the importance of knowing what they are. Also, reading the street names is important to know how to get to the place you need to. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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