Saturday, April 30, 2011

Homemade Outdoor Cardboard Car Track and Play Mat

We're moving and I have tons of boxes. L loves cars and building cities in his room for his play people and I love to take any opportunity to take playtime outside so while he was napping I cut up a box and drew a very easy car track on it. I could have went more elaborate but I just didn't have the time.

We brought it outside along with his cars, peg people, animals and dinosaurs, tree blocks, etc. and used rocks, grass, and sticks to create different areas of play

Boys will be boys
This unfortunate maiden was put into the feeding area for the animals

Building a "rock castle"

and it folds up nicely to store in the garage for the next use

homemade, simple, cheap, and fun

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  1. Great idea!! looks like he had a blast! :)

  2. How fun! I like that it folds up so nicely.

  3. Seriously, is there anything that can't be done with a cardboard box! What a wonderful way to encourage free creative and imaginative play.

  4. Brilliant! Would love for you to come over and link this up on our new Outdoor Play linky!

  5. Jessie, we have sooooo many boxes now too because of the move. I am going to make one of these for J. He will just love it.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Hope to see you again next week.

  6. So glad you came by and linked this up! What simple, fun play - indoors or out! Hope to see you again next Friday!


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