What is about cars that kids love?
All of my kids loved playing with cars when they were little, and even now they are getting bigger they still love getting the cars and blocks out and building a city. And the toddler that we look after once a week asks to get the cars out every single time. All he wants to do is drive vehicles over every available surface, crash them into each other, and build ‘sheds’ for them to live in.
There is just something awesome about toy cars.
We have a lovely set of wooden roads that match our train set, but we just don’t have enough of them. The road stops too soon and there is not enough corners or crossroads. We needed to get some more, so I made some printable roads to add to the collection
It took a little while mucking around on the computer, plus a new ink cartridges (why does printer ink always run out at the worst possible moment?) and now we have as many roads as we like!
All we need to do is print them.
These turned out even better than I had hoped.
We printed out two sets to begin with, and then just printed out extras of each road shape as we needed them.
Adding trees and blocks and signs our roads quickly became a town with a parking lot, a tunnel and, of course, a shed!
Because we were in a hurry to use them I just printed them on plain paper, cut them out and got busy playing, but we’ve laminated a set now so that they will withstand lots and lots of car play!
You can download the printable roads here.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
We’d love to see how you play with the printable roads.
Free Printable Road Signs and Accessories
Thanks to the TAC we have some brand new free printable road signs and accessories that match these free printable roads and compliment lots of road safety learning. You can find great tips for helping kids learn about road safety and download the free printable road signs set here.