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Car Race Game


My boys love cars and racing. And creating this DIY Car race game for them to play was so easy! You can use any cars you already have! My boys are huge fans of Lightning Mcqueen, so he was definitely the main star of the race!




The idea for this car race game came from last week's book called Sputter, Sputter, Sput! LM loves books about cars, so you may notice that theme often. As we read, we came to this page in the book......


 .....and it gave me a good idea for this fun game!

  • I used 2 pieces of black construction paper and cut them into 8 rectangles. 
  • I used a white crayon to draw the street lines down the middle of each of them.
  • I used yellow construction paper to cut out the lines, and used double stick tape to stick them on the roads, creating squares out of the roads.
  • I used clear contact paper to "laminate" the roads so they wouldn't get bent in our game.

The game is simply to get from one end of the road to the other. We used toy cars for our game pieces and a big yellow toy dice. The funnest part is that since the 8 road rectangles are not connected, we can change the game-board each time we play!

AND it's great to practice counting & numbers too!



Do you like this idea?


Looking for more activities for your little BOY?
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Comments

Stacy said…
this is such a great idea! Looks like a cute book, too!
Kristin said…
Making connections between with what you are reading and incorporating something that LM really enjoys probably makes it all the more enjoyable - I love that you can change the game board around so that it is different each time!
Teri said…
I love this...Definitely using it!
this is love said…
I love this idea and I blogged about it here http://thisisloveblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/beep-beep.html

Thank you so much for the fantastic idea!
What a great idea! I'd love to have you share this at my For the Kids Friday link party! Come join the fun!

http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/03/for-kids-friday-5.html
Love it! So clever, creative and fun! Thanks for linking it up to It's Playtime!
That's a really simple game that my son would absolutely love. The book looks perfect, too.
I actually have a big card board box saved in the middle of the floor I was going to do so mething si miliar with. Thanks for sharing great idea.
Rachel said…
Thanks for adding it to our link-up "It's Playtime!" I mentioned it on my facebook wall today - fun game!
Health beauty said…
very simple to play nice games
A nice game...I think my Little One would love this! And that book looks great too! You are one clever Mom!

Georgia:)
Free car games said…
this is superb game and the kids will definitely enjoy it very much.
Anonymous said…
Did you know that book is $170.00 on amazon?!?
Must be a good one ;-)
safdar ali said…
This is so nice. The children will more enjoy this.

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skubby1@aol.com said…
Thanks for sharing. Very creative idea. All my kiddos in my pre-k class love anything to so with cars. I just found this book for 4.00 on amazon. Have you been to this site? She has these very cute highway letters and tons of other stuff. Just thought I would share. God Bless. Mrs. Valerie
Happy Days Preschool calif.

http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/RacecarABCcards.htm
Tami said…
So cute!

I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience.
FFC is similar to Craftgawker but it only features kid friendly tutorials.

Looking forward to seeing what fun crafts you submit!
http://funfamilycrafts.com
Melissa H said…
I stumbled upon your blog this morning as I was scrolling through Pinterest and Oh my! I LOVE it!!! I've been having a hard time coming up with things that will actually keep my 2 years attention and I'm literally sitting here wondering why I didn't come up with some of your ideas?!?! You rock! I'm subscribing and will follow you on pinterest too!

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