Transportation Matching Game for Toddlers

N loves cars! That’s probably not a giant surprise to most, but I have to admit that I didn’t really expect the obsession he’s developed over the past few months. E certainly never spent a lot of time playing with cars, we didn’t default to giving him cars, and I was always very skeptical about the whole “There’s a genetic reason why boys love cars!” thing.

I still don’t believe that ALL boys love cars by nature rather than widespread nurture, but there’s definitely no denying that N chooses to spend a lot of time each day playing with cars of all kinds (to include other means of transportation like motorcycles, boats, helicopters, and airplanes).

He’s also really enjoying the simple printable toddler matching games I’ve been making for him, so I’ve finally combined both of his interests in this Transportation Matching Game for Toddlers.

My toddler loves cars! He FLIPPED when he saw this printable Transportation Matching Game! Quick and simple and perfect for little hands: vocabulary practice, visual discrimination, fine motor practice, and more!

(N was 2 years and 4 months old.)

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Materials for Transportation Matching Game

My toddler loves cars! He FLIPPED when he saw this printable Transportation Matching Game! Quick and simple and perfect for little hands: vocabulary practice, visual discrimination, fine motor practice, and more!

What’s in the Printable PDF File?

This version is a bit different from my previous matching games from toddlers. There are even more ways to use it.

I used six different images as usual, in this case garbage truck, fire engine, pickup truck, car, ambulance, and schoolbus.

My toddler loves cars! He FLIPPED when he saw this printable Transportation Matching Game! Quick and simple and perfect for little hands: vocabulary practice, visual discrimination, fine motor practice, and more!

In addition to colored images with matching words, there’s a second page with the same images in blackline and matching words.

My toddler loves cars! He FLIPPED when he saw this printable Transportation Matching Game! Quick and simple and perfect for little hands: vocabulary practice, visual discrimination, fine motor practice, and more!

So with this set, you can play the regular way by printing the colored page twice OR printing the black and white page twice. Alternatively, print each page out once and match the colored and black and white images.

N has gotten very good at matching the colored images, but matching colored to black and white images is definitely a bigger challenge for him that’s still doable but takes a bit more thought each time. A great step up to extend the activity!

My toddler loves cars! He FLIPPED when he saw this printable Transportation Matching Game! Quick and simple and perfect for little hands: vocabulary practice, visual discrimination, fine motor practice, and more!

Do you have toddlers who love matching? I have an ebook of matching games for them!

In my ebook Match This! Matching Games for Toddlers, I share 30 different matching games that are perfect for toddlers with a limited number of matches (you can mix and match different sets for a greater challenge) and large cards that are easy to pick up and hold. I’ve included instructions for playing memory and matching games at all skill levels and how to extend the activity with other learning objectives for older kids.

Get your Transportation Matching Game for Toddlers now!

My toddler loves cars! He FLIPPED when he saw this printable Transportation Matching Game! Quick and simple and perfect for little hands: vocabulary practice, visual discrimination, fine motor practice, and more!

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Looking for other simple toddler activities? I’ve got some great ones for you!

Bat Color Matching Game

Stirring, Pouring, and Color Mixing Station

Sticky Note Letter Hunt

B is for Baseball Dot Marker Coloring Pages

Scooping Pom Poms by Buggy and Buddy

Shapes, Counting, and Colors Busy Bag by Powerful Mothering

Check out what my friends came up with for this month’s transportation theme!

Monster Truck Counting Printables | Artsy Momma

Air Transportation Lessons for Kids | The Natural Homeschool

The Digger Unit Study | Living Life and Learning


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4 Comments

  1. Kelsey Cole says:

    I cannot find the spot for the free printable option and do not want to become a memeber but want this game for my classroom!

    1. Hi Kelsey, I’m so sorry to hear that you had trouble. Totally my fault, too – my plugin was having an extended hiccup. I’m so sorry for the inconvenience! I’ve emailed you a link to the printable, though, so you can get started ASAP 🙂
      Thank you for your patience, have a great day,
      -Tina