Activity Introduction

You could complete this activity when you go out for a walk or, if you live on a busy street, by looking out the window. Record the number of cars you see using a tally chart and then turn your results into a graph. 

This activity is a great one to do together as a family.

Younger kids will need support to complete this activity.

Ideal for: Early Learning and Lower Primary Ages 3 – 8

Theme: 

  • investigate 
  • fresh air 
  • get moving

Time required: 30 minutes 

Curriculum connections: Mathematics, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking

Tips for Parents and Carers

If you live on a busy street your kid/s could complete this activity by observing out the window. Otherwise, they could observe the cars when you go for a drive or walk in the neighbourhood. This activity can be repeated, as the cars you see will change each time.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes:

Resources Required

  • Paper and pencils 

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Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Car Colours - Activity Introduction

You could complete this activity when you go out for a walk or, if you live on a busy street, by looking out the window. Record the number of cars you see using a tally chart and then turn your results into a graph. 

Step 1. Next time you go out on a walk or drive, take a piece of paper and a pencil with you. Draw up a table on your sheet (or ask a parent or caregiver to help you) that looks like this: 

Car colour 

Number 

Step 2. As you walk along, look at the colour of the cars that are parked or that go by (you might want to choose just to only record parked or driving cars, or all of them). Notice what colour the car is. Write the colour in the first column and put a tally mark next to the colour under ‘number’. If you see another car of the same colour, put another mark. When you get to five, put a line through the first four lines like this: 

Step 3. If you see a different coloured car

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