10 Ways To Play With Toys Cars

My boys love to play with toy cars, trucks, buses, trains, diggers…. you get the idea. Over the years I’ve featured the myriad of ways they have found to engage with their toy vehicles. Some of the activities were initiated by them, some I set up with some simple materials. Do your kids love toy vehicles as much as mine do? Here is a round-up up 10 of our favorite ways to play.

10 Ways To Play With Toy Cars

UPDATE: Once you’ve exhausted this list, check out our list of 10 MORE ways to play with toy cars.

Ways to Play With Toy Cars
Ways To Play With Toy Cars
Ways To Play With Toy Cars
Ways To Play With Toy Cars
Ways To Play With Toy Cars

Make a Road and Habitat out of Poster Board (There are no directions in the link, but I used white duct tape to secure two heavy pieces of poster board together and painted the road and landscape with poster paint.)

Ways To Play With Toy Cars

Use a Canvas Drop Cloth and Masking Tape to Make a Road (cat optional)

My kids love toy vehicles so much I even started a Pinterest Board just for Toy Vehicle Play!

Follow Erica • What Do We Do All Day?’s board Toy Vehicle Activities on Pinterest.

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Comments

  1. cool ideas!
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  2. Fun ideas we have tried several of these , can't wait to try the rest now.

  3. How fun! My daughter loves playing with cars. These will be a lot more fun than just pushing it around on the floor. Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a great list of ideas, my boys LOVE playing with cars, and your list has added a few new ideas. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!!

  5. I really like these ideas! I like the last one the best! I have two girls, but I can still see them being interested in something like that. I'll have to try it sometime!

    Amy @ Creative Kid Snacks

  6. I love this! My preschooler LOVES playing with cars and we have done our variation of some of these activities, but I definitely have some new ideas that I think he will absolutely LOVE. Thanks for this great post.

  7. Fantastic post! I often forget about the various ways to play. I’ve pinned and shared!

  8. My grandchildren have a great time with our large bin of cars. Nana cut a large ramp from a sturdy cardboard box and taped the edge to the bottom stair in the basement with packing tape. We sit on either side of the ramp on the bottom stair and have races. This activity is enjoyed for long periods of time!

  9. Michelle says:

    Feeling guilty here for stopping my kids from doing some of these on their own! Cars that have been taken outside or driven thru playdough often have their wheels gum up. But they have so many I might as well let them. And I always see the sensory tray thing but have not been brave enough to deal with the mess yet. Maybe this (rainy) afternoon…

    • Erica MomandKiddo says:

      No guilt allowed, Michelle! :) The sensory tray is easier to clean up than you might think. Put a towel or newspaper underneath to catch the mess and you will be so thankful for all the free play your kids with have. You might even get a few minutes to kick back yourself!

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