Kids LOVE play dough.
Kids LOVE transport toys.
So why not create a learning activity that can use both? That was my thinking when I was mulling over a new activity for learning CVCs (3-letter words such as dog and cat). Since I was focused on transport I decided I’d use ‘go’ and ‘stop’ signs to mark the start and finish points, surely a good way to sneak in another 2 words!
Print and laminate the mats or slip them into page protectors. I enlarged the mats to use with cars and other transport toys so that they don’t have to be too teeny tiny.
Options for play
Dry erase markers or fingers
Children love following the dotted lines with their tiny cars or planes, starting and stopping where the signs indicate. They’ll also get tons of practice reading the words ‘go’ and ‘stop.’
Click this link to grab these CVC TRANSPORTATION MATS. They will immediately be sent to your downloads folder or other device equivalent.
Can you think of other ways to use these mats? If so, please leave a comment!
Above all, I hope the little ones in your life enjoy using them!
Want more mats?
Later note: Since these mats have been so popular I have created a pack containing 28 transport words that your kids might enjoy. Transport Mats: play dough, reading, writing and syllables.
If you are looking for more transport-related activities my Kindergarten Transport Literacy Activities pack may help. Feel free to check it out.