Everybody's seen the movies with the flying cars and the intergalactic travelling spaceships. We've come a long way since the premier of Star Wars. Today, driverless cars and personal jetpacks are already being tested in real life and could soon be ready for commercialisation.

Let's take a step into the high tech future of vehicle design. Help your child imagine what the future of transportation will look like with this set of 10 printable creative design challenges.

Printable & Activity Objectives

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Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils

In this activity, your child will learn to conceptualise and design different types of futuristic vehicles for transport.

It will help your child or student:

  • Foster greater creativity and imagination through developing the designs and solution which factor in future technologies.
  • Develop their problem solving skills by thinking about designs and solutions suited for the people who live in the future.

Let's "transport" our imagination into the future!


How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about the latest vehicle technologies that could soon be available. Here's an interesting video by car maker, Hyundai, to showcase a possible future of human transportation:
  • Research and read up briefly about the history of transportation. Here's a great animated video showing the different types of vehicles we've used to move around over the ages.

Below are some extra links and videos to improve this activity.

  • Here's a comprehensive compilation of the concept self driving cars developed by top car makers in the world. The designs really look like something from the movies.
  • Here's a video of kids describing their ideas of the car of the future. An adult graphic artist helps them to bring the designs to live. Wonderful!

What's in the Printable Pack

This printable pack consists of 10 printable sheets with different vehicle design challenges (air, land and sea). There are prompts on each design challenge sheet to encourage kids to think more about their designs.

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