Alphabet Parking Lot: Matching Capital and Lowercase Letters

Capital & Lowercase Alphabet Parking Lot


One of the boys’ favorite things to play with is cars.  They spend hours playing with their assortment of Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars.  Little Brother used to be the only car lover, but he has now passed along his love for cars to his Big Brother.

I was able to harness their love for cars into a fun activity where they can play and learn simultaneously!  This has definitely been a hit…and I’m planning to leave it up for a while so that they can continue to play with it!


Here’s what you’ll need:  tape (I used some extra washi tape I had, but I would suggest using painter’s tape–be sure to test it on your floors first to make sure it won’t peel off the finish), scissors, and toy cars.  You could also use a posterboard instead of putting tape directly on your floors!  



 1.  Cut pieces of tape into 2-inch segments.  You’ll need 28 pieces of tape.




2.  Lay a long piece of tape along the wall and then make your “parking spaces” using the 2-inch pieces of tape.







3.  Write capital letters on small pieces of tape and add to each parking space.





 4.  Write lowercase letters onto small pieces of tape and add them to the tops of your toy cars.




 5.  Let your child start “parking” the cars in their corresponding space.




















Check out more alphabet activities here and on our Pinterest board!   


  1. bea says

    This is such a cute idea! I will be doing something like this on cardboard for my little one. Just FYI tape will eat at the finish on your floors! I can’t tell you how many people have let tape sit on their finished wood only to rip it off along with their top coat. I don’t use washi but most kinds of tape will eventually eat at the finish. Blue painter’s tape will do it the least and clear tape is the worst! But it kept my dad in business for years!

    • says

      Good to know! I have not placed tape on the floor for long, but did make a masking tape maze on carpet once. I left it for a couple of days and that was a terrible challenge to remove! Maybe if it is taken off same day it can be ok??

  2. says

    What a great adaptation of all the parking car activities! I really love this-cute, simple and perfect for letter-learning. Great share!

  3. Monique says

    This is a really cute idea, but my daughter is not so keen on the idea of playing with cars, does anyone know of something I could replace the cars with for a girl?

    • B says

      Monique, you can do it with most anything. We didn’t really have space to have a parking lot, so I made one on paper. Perhaps you can adapt it with pictures of horses and stables, or sprinkles on cupcakes, crowns on princesses. It’s really just a fun way to match the letters.

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