I am pretty sure that I was more excited for this alphabet car wash preschool letter activity than my son was. I am always amazed at the many uses a single toy can have.
Caleb, my preschool son, is working on his alphabet recognition skills mainly the lower case letters.
In order to help him, I put together a quick alphabet game that he can play with his sister. It is called Alphabet Car Wash.
J, my kindergarten daughter, has been working on her writing skills and so I was happy that this activity is such a great fit for them.
Sure she knows all her preschool letters and is working on her reading skills but those pesky ‘b’ and ‘d’ letters are such a nuisance.
This activity is great for anyone working on:
- alphabet recognition (upper and or lower case)
- writing the letters of the alphabet
- fine motor skills
What You Need To Play
In order to play our fun alphabet game, you will need the following: (please note that affiliate links are used below for your convenience)
Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies All About TrucksEureka Tub Of Letter Tiles, 176 Tiles in 3 3/4EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Set, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Piece
Oh and don’t forget a container to put water in.
Transportation Books to Read
Amazing Machines: Truckload of FunNational Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Things That Go (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)If I Built a CarPete the Cat: Go, Pete, Go!How to Draw Cars, Trucks, Planes, and Other Things That Go!: Learn to Draw Step by Step for Kids (Step-by-Step Drawing Books)
How To Play Alphabet Car Wash
- Place a few alphabet tiles in a small container and allow your first player to pick a tile.
- Allow them to read the letter to you quietly so that player 2 does not hear.
- Player 1 draws the letter on the car and hands it to player 2.
- Player 2 then reads the letter. If read correctly, the car can be washed.
See, a fun game that both a preschooler (and even a toddler) can play together with a kindergartner. Before I forget, you may want to keep a towel handy in case it gets a bit wet. You have been warned.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the #toolsforlearning team and how they use small toys to teach.
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- Directionality Activity with Small Cars from Teach Me Mommy
- Forest Animals Letter Sounds Activity from Stir the Wonder
- Learning Shapes with Toy Cars from Adventures of Adam
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- Fun DIY Phonics Game from Mum in the Madhouse
- What Do Animals Eat? Classification Activity from Schooling a Monkey
- Color Mixing with Toy Cars from The Kindergarten Connection
- AM and PM Time Telling with Shopkins from Sugar Aunts
- Sorting Animals Venn Diagram Activity from Mom Inspired Life
- Hands-on Way to Learn Letter Sounds from School Time Snippets
- Fairies & STEM Activities: Gardening with Kids from Edventures with Kids
- Name & Letter Practice: A Painting With Toy Car Activity from Play Dough & Popsicles
- Learning Letters & Reading With Cars! from Preschool Powol Packets
- Shopkins Sorting from Still Playing School
Sunday 4th of February 2018
learning while playing in water is an awesome idea!
Adventures of Adam
Tuesday 15th of March 2016
What a great way to learn the alphabet! Love the reward of getting to clean the car.
Saturday 2nd of April 2016
Yup, my kids cannot resist playing in water.
Tuesday 15th of March 2016
Oh this is ace, what a fab fun way to learn letters or numbers. My two boys LOVED anything to do with water, so I know this would be a fab activity for loads of kids