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Parking Lot Game

Want a fun game to practice numbers with your preschooler? Try the Parking Lot Game!

Directions for play:

  1. Roll the dice
  2. Count the dots on the dice
  3. Place a car in the correct parking space
  4. The first person to fill up their parking lot wins!

Materials needed:

  1. Dice (printable dice are included in the download)
  2. Small cars or other place markers
  3. Parking Lot Game Mat (Download below & print on cardstock. Laminate for durability.)

Download the Parking Lot Game Pack (Beginning Math)

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1 Amie February 21, 2011 at 8:59 pm

This is super cute thank you!

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2 Sara February 21, 2011 at 9:15 pm

You’re so welcome Amie! Enjoy!

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3 April February 24, 2011 at 8:57 am

My boys and I played this yesterday, during our school break. I wanted to add a couple of things. We played with two dice and I gave them an option to roll one or two, so they could get the lower numbers and the higher numbers. When they rolled an 11 or 12, I called it a ‘wild card’ and they could pick any parking spot.

Thanks for the cute game. My 5-year-old really liked it. My 3-year-old just wanted to line up the cars on the street border of the sheet. It was getting close to naptime, though. ;D

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4 Sara February 24, 2011 at 11:18 am

You’re right April! This is what we do as well about the 11 & 12 and we use 2 dice. I’ll go back and edit this for others. I contemplated making a game mat with 1-12 on it, but my son isn’t quite ready for it yet. I still think I’ll add one for others who may want it. Thanks for letting me know how it worked for you!

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5 Kori Ireland February 24, 2011 at 9:12 am

This is very cute! I am about to print it up for today. I am a little confused though. :-) Is there a way (other than two dice as in the post below) to get the higher numbers using one dice? My little one isn’t quite ready for two dice just yet.
Thanks for sharing this. I discovered your blog through totally tots and can’t wait to explore more!

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6 Sara February 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

Hi Kori! Maybe I can help a little….We use 2 education cubes and Jonah only had to match up the number to the parking lot, not count dots. I agree, for the younger tots we need to modify it a little. Here are a few suggestions:
~Use 1-10 dominoes–They are still counting dots, but you can control it.
~Use 1-10 number cards–simple to make on 3×5 cards if you don’t have some already. Then they just pull a card and match the number.
Also, I can make a few more game mats with different number combinations and post them. Then you can choose which game mat you need based on your child’s skill level. Don’t forget to subscribe or follow so you’ll get the notification they are posted! Thanks for stopping by from Totally Tots! If you want other fun “Mommy & Me” ideas, check out the navigation bar at the top!

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7 Shonda March 1, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Oh, my goodness, Sara! Thank you so much! I absolutely love it. My 2 year old is a car fanatic. I will need to get this going with him. He’s a little sponge. This is super creative!

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8 Sara March 1, 2011 at 6:18 pm

You’re welcome Shonda! Enjoy!

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9 Marie March 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Thank you for sharing this! My son will love it!

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10 Sara March 1, 2011 at 6:18 pm

You’re welcome Marie! Enjoy!

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11 Donna October 25, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Great game! Just what I needed to keep the boys in my kindergarten class interested
in learning numbers! Thanks!

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12 Rebecca February 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm

this is so cute!! thanks!

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13 Sara February 29, 2012 at 11:48 pm

You are so very welcome!

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14 Julie October 2, 2012 at 2:00 am

Thanks for sharing. This will be perfect for my car crazy boys.

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15 Mayra November 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I love it. Thank you very much!!!

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16 Nathalie January 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Hi Sara,
I run an outside school hour care for kindy children and am always on the look out for new ideas for games, crafts and activities. I really like this game. It is simple enough for children to be able to play by themselves. Fantastic!

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17 Tammy January 27, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I can’t wait to use this game in my developmental preschool class! I have 17 boys that are going to love it!

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18 Lisa January 20, 2014 at 3:08 pm

This is a great idea! I may modify it since my son is learning to identify higher numbers. I was thinking of using cards instead of dice and making the parking spaces 11, 12, 13…

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19 Sara McClure January 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Great idea Lisa!

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20 Deb @ Living Montessori Now January 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm

This is such a great printable … so easy to make lots of different activities with it! Thanks so much for creating and sharing it! I was happy to feature it in my post today at Living Montessori Now and as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page (and on Pinterest). :)

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21 Sara McClure January 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Thank you so much for featuring it, Deb!

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22 R G January 24, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Suhweet! My little guy’s gonna do backflips over this one. Tanks for the work & givums to make this available for usens.

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