We’ve been playing (and learning) a lot with our cars lately. This math game is a fun way to practice number recognition and learning to count by 5s. Grab the free printables. Then, drive the cars around and park them in the parking lot. How many cars did you park?
Car Parking Math Game – Count by 5s
Toddler Lily loves to count everything. We spend our day counting steps, fingers, dolls, cars, etc. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 19… She doesn’t have the correct order down just yet, so I try to create opportunities for her to practice as long as she is willing. We were sorting our cars into a car rainbow when I decided they needed a proper parking lot. This would give us practice counting to 5 and working on grouping skills as well.
I made 3 different parking lots for you to use. Download them for your personal or classroom use only. (Send others here to get the download themselves).
Get the PDFs below:
- Parking lot with numbered spots (2 rows of 5)
- Parking lot with no numbers (2 rows of 5)
- Parking lot with only 5 spots
Gather up a bunch of your child’s favorite cars or let her choose some.
Ask her to drive the cars into the parking lot. Park them one by one. Count the cars as they are parked.
Print out multiple pages of the parking lots to work on counting by 5s. Park the cars and then count by 5s by counting each row of cars. (My almost 7 year old had fun with this math game. He enjoyed quickly counting how many cars were parked in all of the lots.)
Practice number recognition by asking your child to park a car in a certain spot. Can you park that car in parking spot number 3? You could also tape numbers on top of the cars and play a matching game.
Use the parking lot without numbers to work on whatever numbers you want. Count by 5s by writing the numbers 5, 10, 15, 20, and so on.
More Toddler Counting Games
- Number Match Water Sensory Play – Find the matching numbers in a water sensory bin.
- Counting Ducks | A Toddler Math Game – Gather your rubber duckies and introduce your little ones to some counting.
- DUPLO Counting Games – Building blocks, DUPLO figures, and numbers! What could be more fun?
For 20 more ways to practice numbers, check out my collaborative ebook ABCs and 123s.
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