Parking lot name game

Which parking spot has your name on it? The children were invited to find out as they headed over to our parking lot name game throughout the morning…

Parking Lot Name Game by Teach Preschool

Each child had an assigned parking space today! The children’s mission was to see if they could steer their car and park in their space…

Parking Lot Name Game by Teach Preschool

The lines for our roads and parking lot were drawn with a white Chalk Paint Marker on our chalk table. The chalk paint doesn’t wipe off during play. To remove the chalk, you simply need a damp cloth which makes a chalk marker the perfect drawing tool for making games on our chalk board table…

Parking Lot Name Game by Teach Preschool

All throughout the morning the children gathered in small groups to play on the parking lot name game…

Parking Lot Name Game by Teach Preschool

And as the morning went by, the children added small people or animals from the block center to the table too…

Parking Lot Name Game by Teach Preschool

Although the mission may have been to find their names, the children headed off in a variety of directions on these roads…

Parking Lot Name Game by Teach Preschool

This was such a popular center that at times, there were more children than there was space to play. So some of the children went off and created their own track for play…

Parking Lot Name Game by Teach Preschool

The children used black tape and the white chalk paint marker to add lines on the tape…

Parking Lot Name Game by Teach Preschool

After a little problem solving and creativity, everyone had a track to play on!

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By |2016-04-09T03:04:23+00:00April 9th, 2016|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Heather April 9, 2016 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    I love the chalk board parking lot. It reminded me when I was a little girl we didn’t have many toys. We did have little cars so I would take any left over yarn my Mom would be finished with and make roads.
    I would make each length on yard for the right side and left side of the road. The cars would travel down the center of the sides of the road.

  2. Stacy White April 11, 2016 at 8:57 am - Reply

    This is awesome!!! Thank you so much!

  3. Lindsey April 21, 2016 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Love this idea! My 4 year son loves hands on stuff and I think he’ll appreciate driving cards around too. Just added the stuff to my amazon cart!

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