Race Track

Race Track

Location: indoor

Materials: painters tape, toy cars or trains

You don't need a huge supply of fancy wooden tracks to create an exciting race track for your kids. Instead, use painters tape for a temporary race track. Prepare by laying painters tape around the floor in a continuous track. You can get as complicated as you would like, or keep it a simple oval.

Pull out the toy cars or trains and let children use the painters tape as road for their cars.

Possible Extensions:

  • Add blocks to allow the children build additional buildings around the road
  • Add people or animals to create new play opportunities

What We're Learning

  • fine and gross motor (shoulder, arm, wrist, hand, finger strength)
  • sharing and turn-taking skills (both sharing materials and sharing space)
  • crossing the midline
  • language and communication
  • imagination and creativity