I set up this activity for my twins when they were 2 years old. I am amazed at how much they enjoyed matching each vehicle to its color. But even more than that, it was fun to see how they kept playing with this simple color matching with cars toddler activity for a long time after the color matching game had finished.
Take toy cars and colored paper and you have a quick color matching activity for toddlers.
Color Matching with Cars: Toddler Activity
toy cars – different colors
colored construction paper – basic rainbow colors work great
How to Play the Color Matching with Cars Game
Lay pieces of colored paper on the floor. You can place them in a row or randomly around. We had a small space to play, so we lined up the pieces of paper.
Bring the bucket of cars out. We use this toy storage idea for keeping the kids toys organized. So it is nice and easy to just grab the bin of cars for toddler activities like this one.
Point to each piece of paper saying the color name. Then guide your child to park the cars on the paper that matches their color. The papers become little parking lots. You can even draw lines on them for parking spaces if you like.
My twins had fun figuring out which car should park where. I had to help with some of the uniquely colored cars, but then they were able to learn different shades of colors too.
We even had a traffic jam on the red paper, so I added a second piece of red construction paper to our activity. 😉
After the twins kept playing. They pretended the papers were parking lots, then houses, and even a walking path.
Kids’ have the best imaginations! I love being able to watch their creativity bloom.
What is your child’s favorite way to learn and play with cars?
Check out all the other simple activities to do with a toddler at home.
Plus these other fun color matching activities:
Using Crayons for Color Sorting
Teaching Toddlers to Learn Their Colors
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This is an excellent activity! I think I’ll try it with stuffed animals. Thanks!
Jaimi Erickson says