13 Aug - All About Cars...
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com, and this week is all about cars and vehicles.
If you have any type of toy cars, you don't need much else to do these activities. We have muddy trucks painting, box road, alphabet tunnels and more.
Both my kids (boy and girl) love to play with cars, so don't think this is just for boys.
The family: Fred is my headstrong pre-school boy, and Sarah is my sweet little toddler girl.
Art activity - Muddy trucks painting
I like this Muddy Trucks Painting activity, because the paint is contained in a bag, and kids of all ages can have fun with this.
You just need brown paint, resealable bags, and construction or other vehicles.
Kids then use the vehicles to smush the paint all over the bag - mess-free messy play!
Quiet time activity - Box road
Got a spare box, a marker and some imagination? Use it to draw a road scene on a flattened box.
Kids can then use their cars, blocks and figurines to play on the box road.
Indoor activity - Driving cars on different surfaces
This super simple Five Senses Sound And Texture activity is a great sensory play indoor activity.
See which surfaces you can find for kids to drive their toy cars on - for example, a steel bowl, a laundry basket, a textured basket, a chopping board. Different surfaces will give off certain sounds and sensations when kids drive cars over them.
You can help them learn by asking them to predict what sound the surface is going to make, or ask them to mimic the sound.
Educational activity - Learn the alphabet with car tunnels
Kids of all ages can enjoy learning the alphabet with this Car Tunnel activity.
You take a couple of minutes to set up the tunnels, and then kids can drive their cars through the tunnels.
Teach them the letters as they go along, challenge them to drive their cars through in order of the letters in their name, and have some fun.
Sensory activity - trucks sensory bin
This is a simple Trucks Sensory Bin activity - simply take a sensory bin (just a big square bin), dump in some sensory material (anything will do, for example rice, oats, popcorn, dried beans), add construction vehicles, and your kids are ready to play.
- Brown paint
- Sealable bags
- Toy trucks or cars
- Colored paper
- Permanent marker
- Sensory material like oats or rice
Do you have any great recipes or fun activities that you want to share? Let me know by replying to this email.
Talk to you next week.
P.S. If you try any of these activities or recipes, let me know! I'd love to hear how you found them.