Road Painting for Kids

Encourage creative thinking, problem-solving, and fine motor skills with this Road Painting for Kids process art. This painting for kids activity is perfect for your next transportation preschool theme. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it!

collage of Road Painting for Kids with text: Road Painting Process Art Painting for KidsThis week, we’re learning about all things Down the Road and exploring topics such as Road, Traffic Signs, Map, Bridge, and Service Station. Transportation is the perfect preschool theme for teaching little learners about the world around them.

preschooler painting road lines on road painting process artThis post may contain affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if an item is purchased through one of these links.  For more information, please see my full disclosures.

preschooler adding gravel to road paintingA huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

This build a road painting activity for kids was definitely a favorite this month. We used a variety of supplies to make our own roads. The little guy and baby girl enjoyed adding tunnels, landscaping, and more to their road painting process art.

preschooler adding green bushes to road painting Road Painting for Kids

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Green Paper
  • Black Paper
  • Cardboard Tube
  • Sand
  • Paint
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Here’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out the Inspiration Photo and additional supplies.


  • How do you think roads are made?
  • What do you see happening in the photo?
  • Will you cut or tear strips of paper for roads?
  • How can you use the tube to roll paint, sand, or gravel onto your picture?


  • What does the child do or say to represent his understanding of how roads are made?
  • What part of the process most engages the child?

preschooler's finished road paintingWe used the supply list that was included in our Teacher Guide as a starting point and then added additional supplies too. After all, the little guy and baby girl are all about taking the process art activities and making them their own.

Another blogger shared that her kiddos used green festoon and the little guy was all about it. He was so excited to add plants to his road collage.

child's finished road paintingDon’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Transportation theme from Experience Preschool!

collage of road painting process art with text: Build A Road Process Art Painting for Kids