I like to do activities that give new interest to old things or extend a current interest. A dinosaur has been eating these cars a lot this week – there was also a race and racetrack and some driving around. When I asked my son if he wanted to build something for his cars today he was excited and ready to create.
- Toilet paper rolls (enough to fill the box when halved)
- Any size shoebox
- A piece of construction paper
- Something to write with
- Any kind of tape
- Stickers or any décor you prefer!
Our supplies are simple items we already had on hand – I usually stash shoeboxes for a rainy day (especially when they are this cool!), and we are constantly keeping toilet paper and paper towel rolls for something fun. I recommend TP rolls because they fit easily if you cut them in half – if you are using paper towel rolls like us you’ll be cutting them in thirds or fourths… I recently depleted my TP roll stash making binoculars for our co-op preschool’s creative play area.
Let’s Get Started!
Cut the rolls in half until you have enough to fill in the box. You’ll want to fit them in tightly so they hold themselves without any glue or tape.
Set your garage aside for a minute and use the lid of the shoebox to measure and cut a piece of construction paper to make your sign. Tape the paper to the lid and decorate – we used themed stickers we already had along with foam letter stickers.
Use a bit more tape to secure the sign to the top of the garage.
Grab those cars and fill it up!
Have fun playing… building… creating… racing… and of course look out for giant robo-dinos with a big appetite!