Need a low prep toddler activity? Make a car track with tape in a flash!
The other night it was late, and I wanted an easy activity for my toddler to do the following morning.
Those that have stumbled upon our blog in the past know we like to call these Breakfast Invitations. – simple play prompts to inspire creativity and learning.
As a busy mom of three, I don’t have time for cutting and prepping activities. But I do have 3 minutes to set up a low prep play prompt, and this one was a hit!
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Toddlers need open-ended play.
Open-ended toys allow children to explore without a definitive beginning or end.
Every time the child plays, a different play pattern connects with the previous one. We aspire to guide our children to build upon prior knowledge. Just like painting with a toddler, momentum with play grows stronger over time.
Toddlers need learning activities that repeat play schemas. Using tape to make simple car tracks has been a winner every time.
You can see we love low prep tape activities like this idea here:
Toddlers engage in simple and playful activities that take minimal time to set up. Keeping it simple is key. Even this list of toddler toys is kept simple with items you will use for years to come.
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When toddlers have the time and space to play, magic happens!
Setup is simple.
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Supplies for children’s activities can be items you already own! See our simple supply list here to see what we keep on hand.
Hot Wheels or toy cars
Place the painter’s tape on the tabletop. Use a sharpie to add lines in the middle of each road.
Allow your toddler to jump in and enjoy some child-led learning and drive around!
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