I’m so excited to have some special learning printables for car lovers! If your child (or students) has an interest in vehicles, I have another free printable for you! This free car do-a-dot printable reinforces work on the letter c. It’s an instant download, too!
Montessori-Inspired Printables at Living Montessori Now
My daughter, Christina (a former Montessori child), and I are partnering to bring you a series of Montessori-inspired printables. The printables are typically themed and use a number of Montessori principles (although you don’t need to be a Montessori teacher or homeschooler to use them):
- They use isolation of quality.
- They use photographs or realistic images to emphasize reality. Whenever I can, I’ll tell you the name of the object or animal featured. In the credits page of this printable, you’ll see that this is a Bentley Continental Gt, which you can introduce to your child.
- They typically use traditional Montessori colors such as red for consonants and blue for vowels.
- They use lowercase letters, which are what we introduce letter sounds with in Montessori education. (Children tend to pick up the uppercase letters without being introduced if they’re introduced to the lowercase letter sounds.)
- They often feature themed printable versions of Montessori materials.
Free Car Do-a-Dot Printable for the Letter C
To download, click here and then click on the file image in the upper right corner of the PDF to save to your computer (just choose where you want it saved).
Montessori-Inspired Activities Using the Car Do-a-Dot Printable
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My 2½-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, has two vehicle-loving parents … and she loves vehicles, too. So she’s excited about our latest theme!
Car Do-a-Dot Letter C Tray with Pom Poms and Quick Sticks
Right now, I have this tray on our shelves for Zoey. You can use a variety of tools for transfer activities, such as quick sticks, sugar tongs, or toast tong. The quick sticks are fun and one of the easier transfer tools to use for 2 year olds and young preschoolers. I used a Montessori Services large plastic tray for the activity.
You can add erasable crayons or markers to a laminated page for preschoolers to work on tracing skills. Because Zoey is just 2½ years old, I don’t have her trace letters or numbers except with her fingers. So that’s why I don’t have a writing instrument on the tray. Check out my frog do-a-dot printable post for ideas of trays with tracing activities included.
This type of work is wonderful for fine-motor development, increasing attention span, and reinforcing letter sounds.
(Note: In case you’re wondering, Zoey’s flamingo shirt and shorts are from Gymboree!)
If you want to know how to introduce the letter sound for c, check out my post on how to teach letter sounds using Montessori principles.
I love the versatility of do-a-dot printables! If you’re doing a month-long theme, you could easily change out the type of do-a-dot activity weekly to add interest. Here are four ideas of hands-on activities for any of our do-a-dot printables from my frog do-a-dot printable post (see post for details and materials used).
(Note: the frog do-a-dot printable is available in either black or red outline.)
In last month’s do-a-dot printable post, you’ll get a free recycling do-a-dot printable and see an idea for using glass gems and toast tongs with the printable.
In another do-a-dot printable post, you’ll get a free butterfly do-a-dot printable and see an idea for using pom poms and toast tongs with the printable.
Montessori-Inspired Packs – Subscriber Freebies
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