This simple play mat for cars has been a favorite activity for preschoolers at our house since my oldest son was three!  I am always amazed at how long a preschooler can stay busy with a homemade car mat and some vehicles.

Easy Poster Board Hot Wheels Car Play Mat

I drew a basic design for our Hot Wheels town, and then let Jonathan (age 3) help me decide what else to add.

And just FYI – artistic skill is not needed for this project!  Your preschooler will be so impressed with whatever you come up with.  When Aidan was 4, he created one of these mats with a parking garage and a helicopter landing pad on it.  I helped a little, but he mostly drew the whole thing himself, with markers, and it was a MESS.  He played with it for hours!  We finally threw it away when it was completely tattered.

Hot Wheels Car Mat

We made an In-n-Out Burger, a farm, a park, Target, a bank, a post office, and a construction area.  Owen and Jonathan worked very hard!

Hot Wheels Car Play Mat

Jonathan’s farm – I had to take a picture because this was truly amazing coloring for him!

Hot Wheels Car Play Mat

Then it was time to play!

Hot Wheels Car Play Mat

Here is a good view of our finished mat.

DIY Poster Board Hot Wheels Car Play Mat

Now get out some poster board and have fun!

More Hot Wheels Play Ideas for Preschoolers:

Easy Poster Board Hot Wheels Car Play Mat

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  1. Barbara Jun 12, 2015

    I love all of your ideas. I wish I could come up with them. I have 2 grandsons ages 5 and 6. The are a handfull. Lots of fun but I need ideas when they come over. Thank you for all your great ideas.

    Barbara

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