These free printable roads are a super fun addition to your kids car play.
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
All we need to do is print them.
Free Printable Roads for Imaginative Play
We printed out two sets of roads to begin with so that we’d have enough to make a small town. Then we just printed out extras of each road shape when we needed to make our road turn a certain way, or reach a little further.
We added trees, wooden blocks, wooden road signs and of course some cars. Then our roads quickly became a town with a parking lot, a tunnel and, of course, a shed!
You could also add animals, people figurines, natural materials such as rocks and leaves, different types of construction sets and all kinds of fun and interesting loose parts. Your roads could become part of a city, or even the runway of an airport!
Make some Printable Roads
You can print them onto regular printer paper, or onto some card stock. They do take a lot of ink to print, but if you laminate them they should last for a long time.
Because we were in a hurry to play with them, I just printed them on plain paper, cut them out and we got busy playing. They sat quite flat on the floor, but we also used a little tape to keep them in place when they wouldn’t stay still.
Later I laminated three sets of roads, so they would last longer and be easier for little hands to manage. Hopefully 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.
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.