Use potatoes and carrots at home to make fun stamp cars. This fine motor activity is a great way to discuss car vocabulary as well as shapes!

Set up Time: 5 minutes


  1. Cut potatoes in halves and quarters, so that you have some circles and semi-circles. Cut carrots in half as well.
  2. Dip your stamps into paint and invite children to make a car.


  • Construction paper
  • Paint
  • White paper
  • Potatoes

Learning Through Play

Language: Vocabulary – Use this activity to discuss the parts of cars. Add the body of the car, windows, wheels, mirrors, and more!

Physical: Fine Motor – Children will use a pincer grasp to hold on to the potatoes and carrots, which helps to strength their fingers for holding pencils and pens later in their school career.

School Readiness: Shapes – This is a great way to introduce children to the words circle and semi-circle. For young children, use parallel talk to narrate which shapes they choose ‘Oh, I see you are making the wheels with a big circle, and the windows with a semi-circle’. For older children, invite them to tell you how they made their car ‘Oh, how did you make that?’

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