Activity:

Make Truck Tracks!

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What You Need:

  • Toy trucks (plastic is preferable since it’s easier to clean when finished)
  • Paint
  • Paint trays (at least 4)
  • Paper

What You Do:

  1. Place several toy trucks on the table in a tray.
  2. Place a large sheet of butcher paper or white paper in front of each child. You may want them to wear a smock or some protective clothing because they're going to get messy!
  3. Put one color of paint in each tray and place them on the table.
  4. Have the kids take a truck and roll it in the paint and then roll the truck on the paper. It seems simple, but the kids will really be amazed to see their toy truck leaving behind such colorful tracks.
  5. Encourage the kids to use different trucks on the same paper and talk about why the trucks with larger wheels make larger tracks, etc. They won’t want to use a boring old paintbrush again!

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