Sequencing Construction Truck

Construction truck sequencing activity for kids. DIY cardboard activity

The grocery store that we visit is currently under construction so on our weekly grocery shopping trips, my boys and I like to stop and watch the construction trucks working. My one year old could probably sit and watch them all day. Because of my boys’ love for trucks and my love for my new paint markers, I decided to create a sequencing construction truck activity. When my three year old played with it, he told his little brother, “this is a tricky one” but he was able to figure out how to put the colors in the correct order. My one year old just enjoyed playing around with all of the pieces. 

construction truck color matching activity for kids

How I Made This Sequencing Construction Truck:

First, I started creating this activity by drawing a dump truck on a piece of cardboard. Inside the dirt portion of the dump truck, I drew 6 evenly sized squares. To make them all the same size, I cut a square out of a different piece of cardboard and used that as a stencil to trace the 6 squares onto the truck dirt.

After all of the squares were drawn I cut each of them out. 

Next, I used my paint markers to color each of the squares a different color.

Then, I cut 8 larger rectangles out of a separate piece of cardboard. I used my paint markers to color small squares in different orders onto the rectangles. 

I then returned to creating the truck and cut it out.

To complete the truck, I outlined all of the features with a black sharpie marker. I decided not to paint the truck and to leave it plain brown so that the colors of the sequencing portion of the activity would really pop. 

sequencing construction truck activity for kids

How To Play:

To play with this activity, I gave my son the truck and the six colorful squares. I then had him choose a rectangle and place it on the truck. He then copied the pattern on the rectangle by placing his 6 squares onto the dirt of the dump truck. This is a great activity to work on sequencing and fine motor skills. 

kids construction truck color activity

kids sequencing construction truck

What You Will Need:

Cardboard, paint markers, scissors/box cutter, pencil, sharpie marker

Directions:

  1. First, draw a dump truck on a piece of cardboard
  2. Then, draw 6 evenly sized squares in the dirt of the dump truck
  3. Thirdly, cut out the 6 squares
  4. Next, use paint markers to paint the 6 squares different colors
  5. Then, cut 8 rectangles out of a separate piece of cardboard
  6. Use paint markers to draw 6 small squares on each rectangle. Paint the squares different colors and in differing orders
  7. Next, cut out the dump truck
  8. Finally, outline the dump truck’s features with a black sharpie marker
  9. Have your child choose a rectangle and have them match the order of squares shown on the rectangle by placing the 6 squares onto the dirt of the dump truck in the same order 

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Desiree
2 months ago

Love this activity so much! What a great and creative idea!

Anasha Khan
2 months ago

Oh, Brittany! You always have the cutes and coolest craft ideas.

SKYE
2 months ago

Very cute idea! My boys would love this. My oldest is into puzzles and finding the patterns.

Sonia Seivwright
2 months ago

I love this craft idea. My daughter has been doing a lot of craft lately.

Gervin Khan
Gervin Khan
2 months ago

This sounds like an amazing activity to do with my son.  
He lost his toy truck earlierr, and I know making this for him makes him happy. 

Gervin Khan
Gervin Khan
2 months ago

This sounds like an amazing activity to do with my son.  
He lost his toy truck earlier, and I know making this for him makes him happy. 

Danielle
2 months ago

Another great way to play! So creative with sequencing and learning about different trucks too.

Bri
Bri
2 months ago

Brilliant idea! I will have to make one of these for my toddler! Thanks!

Charina Rasing
2 months ago

I have lots of unused boxes from packages. This activity will serve a purpose.

Angel
2 months ago

How fun are these!! Love this activity 💕

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