I've yet to meet a toddler who doesn't love playing with cars and trucks and these car and truck themed toddler activities are definitely worth saving!
Car and Truck Themed Toddler Activites
We love these car and truck activities - perfect for one, two, and three year olds. Don't be fooled into thinking these activities are 'boy activities' - girls love cars and trucks as much as anyone.
When I worked in early learning environments the cars and trucks were one of the most popular play areas (in close competition with the dress-ups and pretend play areas).
I like the mat above as you can pull it apart for easy storage, and because it's foam it's easy to wipe down if anything spills on it. You can get this one HERE on Amazon.
I also like to always link our toddler activities to a great toddler book (I can't help it - it's the teacher in me coming out!).
I really love the whole range of these touchy-feely books and they are perfect for younger toddlers.
If you're doing a car & truck theme, why not set up a small book display and make them easily accessible to your toddler. This is a great way to encourage them to take an interest in books.
Krista from our Weekly Themed Facebook Group displayed her books like this when we had a car & truck themed week (great idea!)
Truck & Car Toddler Activity Ideas
Our Facebook Group members have shared some of their fun toddler car & truck activity ideas - we love seeing their real-life activity ideas.
Make your own road & play mat. Nicole used a roll of craft paper like this one to make her own road & town play mat - such an easy and fun idea.
Painting with Cars & Trucks
Painting with cars & trucks was a popular activity with our Facebook group members and I love that they all set theirs up a little differently - there's no right or wrong way!
The idea is to use the cars as the brushes and roll them along the paper to make patterns - so much fun!
Bubble Foam and Cars Activity
Washing Cars & Trucks
Washing toys is always a really simple, but really fun toddler activity idea. It's as simple as a bucket of water (soapy water optional) and a sponge or cloth and let them have fun!
Make a Car Wash
Sindy made a car wash from a cardboard box - very creative!
Car Sorting by Colors
Some colored construction paper is all you need to set up this fun color sorting activity with your cars & trucks.
Make a car ramp and have races!
Toni was creative with her Magnatiles and made this great ramp for racing cars & trucks.
Malin got creative and used an ironing board to make a ramp!
Make a Race Track
Jillian used painter's tape to make a fun race track
Make a Parking Lot
Some cardboard is all you need to make a simple parking garage.
Car & Truck Counting
I always love a play based math activity and counting cars is an easy one.
More Toddler Car & Truck Activity Ideas
Car Dashboard: Upcycled DIY Sensory Board - And Next Comes L
Stuck in the Mud with Playdough - The Chaos and the Clutter
Transportation Yoga - Pink Oatmeal
Transport Calm Down Bottle - Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Lego Dumping Color Sorting - Teach Me Mommy
Play Car Games - The Natural Homeschool
Large Vehicle Sensory Bin - The Preschool Toolbox
Rainbow Painting with Cars - 123 Homeschool4Me
Free Road Shape Mats - Preschool Play and Learn
Race Track ABC Game - Fantastic Fun and Learning
Letter Delivery Activity - Growing Book by Book
Countung with Race Cars - Teaching 2&3 Year Olds
Cars and Wheels Learning Printable - Hello Wonderfull
Car Themed Sensory Bin for Toddlers - Buggy and Buddy
Color Words Drive Up - Days with Grey
Toilet Paper Roll Race Car Craft - Toot' Mom is Tired
Tape City - Artsy Momma
I really hope you loved these car and truck toddler activities as much as we did!