Customized License Plates

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Preschoolers and school-aged kids alike can create their very own license plates to show off their personalities!

What You’ll Need:
*License Template (see attachments, 1 per child)
*Crayons/markers/colored pencils
*Stencils (optional)
*Stickers (optional)

*Print out either the MS Word or PDF version of the license plate template in the attachments below – 1 per child.
*Explain how license plates identify cars and that no two license plates are the same. Show your child examples of your state’s license plate. Explain how some people even customize their license plates with words or phrases, but that there is a limit to the number of characters you can have – usually 7 or 8.

*For preschoolers: If they can write their name, have them write it in upper case letters in the center of the license plate in a dark color. Then have them decorate around their name with drawings, stickers, etc.
*For school kids: Have them first come up with a word or phrase that describes something they love to do, how they are feeling, or an aspect of their personality. Now they need to figure out a way to make it fit on the license plate – only 7 or 8 letters. Show them how you can remove certain letters from words but are still able to understand the meaning. Now they can use stencils (or free-hand) their letters onto their license plate. Have them draw a symbol or small picture at the beginning, middle, or end of the phrase, like you often see on license plates.
*Send us a picture of your kids and their custom plates we may post it to our site!

Suggested Resources:
*License Plate Game -- a game to play in the car to identify different state’s license plates from
*License Plates of the United States -- Visit this site to see license plates from all over the country!

This activity can be found in the Games & Activities section of our site.

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