Here at Happily Ever Mom, we love a quick toddler activity.
While we might do a toddler activity here and there throughout the week, it’s certainly not the focus of being home with my kids. We love spending time outdoors, playing at parks, hanging with friends, and getting messy! But, when we do decide to do a quick activity, I’m always inspired by my kid’s current interest. And, my son inspired this activity after I heard a loud sound coming from the living room…
It sounded like a garbage truck driving over layers and layers of bubble wrap…
In other words, it wasn’t pleasant.
I turned the corner to see my son driving his matchbox cars all along our living room walls. Since I don’t love the paint color, I didn’t really mind… 😉
But, it did make me think about trying to make a race track on the walls for my son. I don’t know what it is about driving on the walls, but he just can’t stop!
So, today we are joining forces with the light and reflections series to come up with a quick toddler activity that is all about transportation.
What You’ll Need
- Dry Erase Marker
- Matchbox Cars
- Window/Sliding Glass Door
How to Make a Window Race Track
Have you ever tried writing on windows with a dry erase marker?
It works beautifully and wipes away very easily!
I drew a race track with a few trees and simple houses on one of our sliding glass doors. My son and daughter both loved this so much that I almost expanded to the other side of the door.
Maybe we’ll make a whole city next time!
What surprised me most was that both of my kids loved this quick toddler activity.
I say toddler because I set this up for my 2 year old, but my 5 year old daughter loved it, too!
If you have older children at home, they can design the race track themselves. Add some colored dry erase markers and you’ve got a fun afternoon activity for all of the kids!
What will you be drawing on your windows with the kids?!
Check out more posts from the Light and Reflections Series
Traffic Light Suncatcher & Light Table Play | And Next Comes L
Busy City on the Light Table | Frog in Pocket
Airplane Color Sorting on the Light Table | Still Playing School