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Whether you’re studying transportation with your preschool class or learning about the inventor of the first automated traffic light, Garrett Morgan, for Black History Month, this easy traffic light craft is perfect for preschoolers and toddlers.
Making Traffic Lights with Preschoolers
One of the reasons why I love this craft is that it’s great shape and fine motor skills practice for little learners.
Preschoolers need to trace, cut, and paste while being able to identify and order the colors on the traffic light.
That’s a lot of skills to work on in one little craft!
So break out some colored construction paper and create your own traffic light craft to decorate your classroom, the hallway bulletin board, or your refrigerator!
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Traffic Light Paper Craft
Time: 20 minutes
- Black construction paper
- Red construction paper
- Yellow construction paper
- Green construction paper
- A jar lid
- Crayon or colored pencil
- Cut a large rectangle out of a piece of black construction paper. Ours measured 6″ wide by 10″ long. Teacher Tip: If doing th craft with a class, you could also just fold the black construction paper in half lengthwise and get two traffic light bases out of one page to save on construction paper.
- Trace a circle using the jar lid on the red, yellow, and green construction paper.
- Cut out each circle.
- Glue the circles to the black rectangle with red on top, yellow in the middle, and green on the bottom.
Hang your traffic light on the bulletin board or your classroom walls to show everyone what your preschoolers have been learning!
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Take the Traffic Light Craft Directions with You!
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