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Race Car Transformations

Grab a toy car and discover ways to change its position. Make a game of it! Did the car flip, slide or turn?

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Extending this activity

  • -Close your eyes while the child flips, turns, or slides the car. Open your eyes and guess which transition the child chose.

    -Read "The Wheels on the Racecar" by Alexander Zane. Although the words turn, flip, and slide are not in the book, you can create your own verse to the song that includes the words ("The wheels on the racecar slide to a stop…")

Adjust for an older child

While playing the game, transition the car two ways (such as flip the car and then turn it), and have the child guess which two transitions the car made.

Adjust for a younger child

Model the flip, slide, and turn at a park. Slide down the slide, flip on monkey bars, and turn on a tire swing!

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Geometry

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4 thoughts on “Race Car Transformations

  1. This was a fun activity. To be able to use a hands on object to teach the vocabulary for the words really helped. This worked really well for my autism child as well.

  2. We are so glad this was an enjoyable activity for your child. New tip: We sometimes even play this game with a phone or brush or whatever else you might have on hand. Of course, race cars are the most fun!

  3. We are so glad you enjoyed it! While playing this fun game, your child is also exploring geometry!

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