Explore Even More: Create Your Own Ramp

Touch-a-Truck is practically here! I have a perfect, truck-themed, easy activity for children ages 4 to 11.
We’ll use recycled materials, and toys practically everyone has around their home.


  • Toy car
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Construction paper
  • Tape/glue
  • Popsicle sticks

The goal for this activity for our kids 4 and up is to create a working ramp. I created my ramp with a few strips of cardboard and taped it to an old box to create a declining slope. I decorated my ramp to look like a road and my toy car did the rest! This is a great opportunity to practice problem-solving skills, lefts, and rights, and even to discuss simple machines. For the little ones participating, it’s an excellent time for fine motor skill practice and even learning about physics!


  • Simple machine: something that helps us do work. Simple machines are the building blocks from which all compound machines are composed. Examples: Lever, Wheel and axle, Pulley, Inclined plane (ramp), Wedge, Screw.
  • Ramp: A sloped, flat surface angled with one end higher than the other. It’s used for raising or lowering a load, in this case a toy car.

-Ms. Jackie
Lead Play to Learn Facilitator

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