⚙ 3 years and up
Time and Place
⚙ Any time of day
⚙ Any time of year
⚙ Indoors or outdoors
⚙ Toy vehicles (cars, trucks, or motorcycles)
⚙ Drawing paper
⚙ Drawing utensils
⚙ A flat surface to draw on
⚙ Supervise children at all times
When children show an interest in vehicles (real or toy), invite them to draw a picture using a toy vehicle as a model. If a safe and convenient location is available, children could use a real parked vehicle.
An educator noticed a preschooler’s interest in motorcycles and invited her to sit and draw a motorcycle together. The educator called the little girl’s attention to the details of the motorcycle as she drew.
Questions You May Ask
⚙ What kind of vehicle are you drawing?
⚙ How is your vehicle similar to/different from other vehicles?
⚙ What parts do you see on the vehicle?
⚙ What parts can you add to your vehicle?
Related Children's Books
⚙ Car, Car, Truck, Jeep by Katrina Charman
⚙ Counting Cars by Roger Priddy
⚙ Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks from A to Z by Richard Scarry