10 Great Car Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers

Roundup of 10 car crafts

Get your preschooler ready to learn about car safety. Teaching about car safety should start early so that good habits become second nature as they grow.  The crafts and activities we have supplied below are fun and help reinforce the experience. You might also want to explore a website called Live Youth Strong that has a blueprint for individuals or groups geared to different ages working together or independently.

Youth Strong has a program they will love. Your little ones can earn a car safety patch ( go back and link when we have a URL) that they can proudly display on a tote or hat.  Getting involved in the program can be a one time activity or a longer commitment to a cause that you and your family or organization feel dedicated to.

Do a craft or activity to help reinforce learning about car safety.


This easy Preschool Dot Art Car Activity from Free Kids Crafts is at just the right level for most preschoolers. The project is long enough to keep them occupied as they hear about the importance of traffic signals and gives them a take home sheet to help them retell the lesson to family and friends.

Easy Preschool Dot Art Car Activity


Catholic Cuisine has two great ideas that can carry your car safety lessons into snack time. The stoplight snack suggests using peanut butter but they do offer alternate suggestions if there is concern about nut allergies.

Spotlight Cookies


Apple Car Snacks


This easy circle car and stoplight craft from Housing A Forest can be used to put on puppet shows where children can act out what they have learned about car safety. A secondary lesson about circles as shapes make the project multi purpose.

Easy Preschool car and stoplight activity



Easy traffic light craft for preschoolers


A big part of car safety is knowing what community helpers are around if a child finds that they need help in an emergency. Teachers Pay Teachers has put together this download of community helper puppets to aid in the discussion. Be aware there is a $4 charge for this download.

Community Paper Bag Puppets for Preschoolers


Hawks and Honey blog created this roadway for a birthday party racetrack, but we think it would be a good road project to use to teach preschoolers about car safety when crossing roads .


Bugsy and Buddy give step by step instructions for sponge painting these paper cars. It’s an easy craft for preschoolers and is sure to capture the attention of both boys and girls. This craft is perfect for a car themed birthday party too.

Easy Sponge Painted Car Craft


Young children love playing with paint and using their feet to make a picture is sure to bring a smile to their face. Preschool Activities suggests this craft as a Father’s Day project but it can be used for any car themed activity.

Footprint Car Craft for Young Children


YouTube has visual instructions for making these Disney cars. Perfect for kids to sit in as they listen to car safety lessons. I find that large cardboard boxes have long been one of the best toys to spark the imagination and interest of young children.





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