We have a little guy who is flat-out obsessed with all things cars. Of course, he prefers the actual Cars characters, but really any car will do. So I’ve been incorporating cars into some activities and art projects for him, and he’s been so excited by all the fun focus on cars lately.
For our family, as we navigate learning about and caring for Brenna’s rare skin disorder, it’s essential to have activities that are not only fun, but easy to set up and clean up and keep Connor engaged for longer than five minutes.
Here are some of our favorites:
2. Duct tape road! This took about three minutes of work on my part, and kept Connor entertained for over an hour one afternoon, and afforded more play time for the rest of the week that we left it up. It also gave me no mess to clean because when I wanted it gone, I just lifted it off the carpet and in my experience, there was no left-over residue.
I simply pressed duct tape in different formations around our family room, used a black marker to create the road’s dashes, and it was go time!
He had fun playing with it for a while, pretending to fill all his cars, choosing between gas and allinol each time, then racing them around and refueling again.
4. Parking lot learning. I simply took a large piece of white cardstock and drew parking lot lines. Then in each spot, I put a shape, number, letter or simple word. When I read off those items, Connor would have to park the car in the correct spot. It was really cute to see him do.
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