Preschoolers love activities with a good theme. Transportation seems to be a hit with may different kids. Even if it’s not an obsession, kids still love the idea of cars! These Transportation Number Mats are perfect for preschoolers, whether they are obsessed with things that go, or not!
The numbers that this set focus on are 1-10. Each mat has a different number, that looks like a road. There is also that number of transportation themed objects. This includes:
9: Traffic Lights
10: Traffic Cones
The mats are in black and white, so these can be colored after they are printed.
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These number mats can be used in a variety of ways to help children master necessary math skills. Besides using them as coloring sheets, or even after you use them as coloring sheets, they can be laminated. This will not only protect the paper, extending the life of the activity, but will also allow you to use them with play dough. Kids can form the numbers with playdough and then create that number of balls of playdough and place them on the transportation objects.
It is important for preschoolers to practice these simple math skills, but they can be done in fun ways like this transportation theme activity helps to do.
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While children see the mat for the first time, they are strengthening number recognition. Looking at the number and identifying it is a skill in itself. These mats also give the opportunity to help with counting, because children can count the transportation objects on each mat.
If you turn the mats into playdough mats, adding balls of playdough onto the objects also helps strengthen 1:1 correspondence.