This hands-on game will be so popular, you’ll want to make several sets.
Print off on card stock or construction paper in your choice of color. Laminate & trim.
Tape all of the parking lot cards together for one large-long parking
lot, or keep them separate, so several children can play this super-fun
For more practice have students trace & write the letters.
They can also write the lowercase letter under the car on the
uppercase parking lot, and the uppercase letter under the cars on the
Another option: Play as a whole-group review: Put all of the cars in a container and let each child pick one.
When you call out a letter, that child with the matching car, comes up and parks it.
Have an upper and lowercase set of cars so students can match 1-1, upper to lowercase and lowercase to uppercase.
This was Pinterest inspired. The original idea for the parking lot came
from a homeschooling mom who made one using masking tape on the carpet
for her sons. I’ve included a link to her post.
I wanted to make this permanent, and something you could put away, so I designed the templates.
Instead of tape, I used tough-stick colored dots. Make sure you don’t get “easy-off” garage sale stickers.
The Dollar Store sells small cars 6 in a pack.
This would be a non-threatening way to individually assess children who become anxious when tested.