Every child I know loves to play with cars, trucks, and other vehicles! No wonder we decided to put together a post with 33 ideas for sensory play all with transport theme! Enjoy!
Use our transport calm down sensory bottle as a time out timer, an activity timer or a calm down tool.
Get popping and make this Bubble Wrap Wheels on the Bus.
Sit back and let the remote controls do the hard work in this fun Messy Car Painting activity.
Bring a Car Track Busy Bag along with you on a trip to the beach.
Kids will love getting their cars stuck in this Muddy Play Dough.
Collect some pebbles and turn them into a Rocky Road Small World.
Make bath time fun with a Floating Road.
Get down on the farm and push tractors around a Fresh Grass Sensory Bin.
Take your diggers for a spin around in super slippy Foam Dough.
Build your own highway to play with on a Sensory Table.
Load up your construction vehicles with paint for a very messy painting session.
Where will you drive to on this Upcycled DIY Car Dashboard?
Add some Fizzy Foam to a Car Wash.
Choo Choo! Train fans will love this Sensory Pretend Snow Play.
Shaving cream works great to soap down cars in a Pretend Car Wash.
Old Jenga pieces make great road signs in this Construction Zone Play.
Adding Cinnamon to Soap Foam not only smells good, but looks great on a Pretend Construction Site.
Use toy Garbage Trucks to clean up the trash in this sensory bin.
Blue Sensory Salt is perfect for up in the air or down in the water sensory play.
Build a Steam Engine in this Coal and Water Sensory Bin.
Go down to the farm and fill up your trailer with corn.
Have fun racing your cars sound this Clean Mud Track.
Work through the letters of the alphabet as you wash cars in this pretend car wash.
Turn a Pumpkin into a Car Tunnel.
Set up a Play Dough Invitation to Build a Road.
Fill a Sensory Bin with Disney’s Cars Toys.
Have fun with The Little Blue Truck in Sand Foam.
Calm down at bedtime with a Goodnight Construction Site Sensory Bin.
Throw dried tea leaves into a sensory bin along with your Construction vehicles.
Enjoy a classic car painting activity.
Fill a Dump Truck with Alphabet Rocks.
Calm down with a Cars Inspired Sensory Jar.
Get your hands up into the sky in this Airplane Sensory Bin.
If you’re looking for additional simple to set up activities, you should most surely check the Early Years Activity Set from our friend Jamie from Hands on: as we grow. This set is packed full of super easy and low preparation activities for toddlers and preschoolers. You can pick which one you want, according to your child’s age. She even planned several weeks of activities for you! Or you can use templates she provides and set your own plans for a week of fun discovering, playing, engaging and learning with kids!
Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts and crafts ideas for her sons Liam (7), Freddie (5), and Bella (3) to do together.