Car Letter Match

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Inside: Car Letter Match is a fun way to practice learning upper and lower case letters with your toddler or preschooler. It’s a fun activity to get any car or truck fan learning their letters!


We took this fun car painting and letter matching activity outside in the spring. I first taped down a sheet of white paper using painter’s tape.

Then I took my black sharpie and wrote all the upper case letters on one side of the sheet. On the other side I wrote all the lower case letters. For the lower case letters though I did not put them into order. Instead a mixed up the order slightly so that when they were matching them they had to think about were the letters were.

Before pouring the paint I went through all the letter with my 27 month old toddlers. I drove the cars from one letter to the next so that they knew what we were going to do with this activity. It was important to do this before adding the paint. Do not assume that your toddler will know what to do once the paint is on the sheet.

After we went through the letter matching them by driving the car between each letter), I poured a small amount of paint in front of the lower case letters. (It does not matter which side you pour the paint on).

Then I asked them to match the upper and lower case letters again by driving the cars through the paint.

How They Played

They are two year old so there was definitely a lot of just driving the cars in the paint without matching the letters. They are pretty excited to do that. Each time they placed the car into the paint blog in front of a letter, I would ask them what letter it was and if they could drive it to the matching upper case letter.

You can easily modify this activity for numbers or shapes as well.


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