Drive and drop is a fun toddler activity at home.
What can I do with my two-year-old at home? Try drive and drop; a toddler activity.
You betcha! this is a box with a hole in it that will entertain your toddler.
I hear you asking in desperation as you try to unload the dishwasher.
I see you forgot your coffee mug in the microwave for the 3rd time today.
And I get you. I understand that it can seem impossible to get anything done with a two-year-old inside all day. Why are they still hungry?!
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Toddler fun can begin at home. Drive and Drop is your toddler activity.
Activities for two and three-year-olds should:
- Encourage pretend play
- Practice hand-eye coordination
- Build vocabulary
- Inspire new problem solving
- Strengthen small hand muscles by grasping objects
- Boost momentum for independent play
- Stimulate prior knowledge
Just like painting with our toddler builds over time, simple toddler play will do the same!
Toddler Drive and Drop is straight up a DIY at-home learning game.
When I come up with ideas for my little guy, I want them on the fly.
There isn’t much time for cutting and pasting when my hair is dripping wet, and I still need to put a handful of almonds in my mouth for breakfast at 10 am. That sounds familiar.
So here I am, diving into our cardboard box collection to see what I can come up with quickly.
I know my toddler loves his race cars, and I know I have a reusable box. Together, they will buy me the time I am looking for and help him better understand concepts like gravity and force, and motion.
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How do you make Drive and Drop?
Begin by cutting a rectangular slot on the top of your cardboard box.
Draw or tape out your lines for roads.
Place the race cars to the left of the box and invite your toddler to play! – the rest is up to him!
A lot like our favorite toys for toddlers, this supply list includes open-ended materials that toddlers will use for years to come!
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- Cardboard box
- Black marker
- Hot Wheels
- Box Cutter
Quick tips on this toddler indoor activity:
If you want your box to be white, cover it in your white paper roll.
If you want your roads to be black, use this colored tape roll.
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Who knew a cardboard box, some tape, and a handful of race cards could be so much fun!
Next time you are in a pinch, try this toddler activity!