I was try to introduce fun ways to include literacy and maths to young children. Especially when teaching children to write and recognise their names. This is a fun activity that I have used a lot in the past for car lovers! It’s the car park name recognition activity!
Take a sheet of paper and draw a little car park on it. Mark out enough spaces for the letters of your child’s name. Add the letters, in order, to each space.
Then select a bunch of toy cars and add a sticker with the corresponding letters on to each car.
I always show the children what the activity involves. So I had fun driving the cars in to the matching spaces. We talked about the letters and how it spelt the name as we drove the cars in!
I set up a bigger version using larger cars for my younger children too!
Today’s play meets the following EYFS areas:
- Physical development
- Expressive Art and Design