Wheel Painting for Kids

Get creative with your little learners using this Wheel Painting for Kids process art! Practice attention and persistence as well as fine motor skills with this painting for kids activity.

collage of wheel track painting images with text: Wheel Painting Process Art Painting for KidsWe’re wrapping up our transportation theme and today I’m excited to share our favorite activity from this month’s thematic study. Wheel Track Painting was definitely a huge hit!

Not only was this quick and easy process art activity perfect for my preschooler, but my older kiddo had a blast with it too! Activities such as this one encourage fine motor skills as well as developing attention and persistence.

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A 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.

preschooler's wheel painting process artSometimes it’s the simplest things that end up being the most-loved and this wheel painting activity was no exception. Both the little guy and baby girl had a wonderful time making wheel track process art and of course cleaning up their mess after the fact with our Car Wash STEAM for Kids.

This is the perfect activity pairing for your next transportation preschool theme!

preschooler using toy car for wheel painting process artWheel Painting for Kids


  • Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • Toy Cars
  • Paper


  • Squeeze paint onto paper plates. Set them out with toy cars and paper.

Encourage the child to put the toy cars into the paint and then make wheel tracks on the paper.

children using toy cars for wheel paintingI know I said this in my last post, but I seriously can’t get over how much the little guy and baby girl enjoy the activities in our preschool curriculum kits. We’ve been getting the thematic studies from Experience Preschool since right after the little guy turned two. And of course, baby girl has grown up with this curriculum.

child using toy car for wheel paintingSometimes we do all the things. Sometimes we pick and choose. Either way, I know that both kiddos are practicing important early learning skills in an engaging and hands-on way.

Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our five sense theme!

collage of wheel painting images with text: Wheel Painting Process Art Painting for Kids