Adam loves his cars. In a short space of time I am amazed by how many cars he has already collected. I have been looking for different ways he can play with them rather than just going up and down his garage. So when I saw this toddler play activity on The Imagination Tree I knew it would be perfect for Adam. The activity is also meant to be good for strengthening shoulder and arm muscles and developing gross motor co-ordination – so all in all a win win activity!
Using foam sheets I cut out various road shapes. Bearing in mind my lack of artistic skills and the fact I was cutting them out at breakfast time they didn’t come out too badly. I couldn’t find white paint so I made marks for the white lines. Afterwards I realised I should have made all the track the same width so they would join up together – hindsight it a wonderful thing. I couldn’t find a water sprayer so used a damp cloth to wet the window. I was surprised at how long the foam tracks stayed on the windows.
Adam did look at me strangely to begin with as if to ask why is my Mum sticking things to the window and expecting me to do something with a car. With a bit of demonstration he soon picked it up.
He enjoyed moving his cars around the window and was beginning to follow the tracks towards the end of the activity.
UPDATE: I have added this activity into a Busy Box activity. I haven’t added any water to the box but whenever he gets the cars and track out I just wipe the window with a baby wipe.
* Foam sheets
* Toy cars
* Water – either in a sprayer or use a damp cloth
Adam was 18 months old.
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