3.27.2009

Make A Roadway With Painters Tape And A Sharpie




We could have made it smaller, but my two kidlets kept saying "No, make it bigger Mommy!" So I did. We marked off several roads, highways and thruways with blue painters tape (found at your local hardware store or even Walmart).



We then drew "lanes" with a black Sharpie (As pictured below).



We brought out all of our cars (and even some airplanes) and some shoe boxes to act as buildings and had a wonderful time recreating a busy city scene. To make this simple activity "print rich", I printed up some common street/traffic signs here in the US, laminated them and gave them to the kids to disburse around the "streets".


Even with a few "divets" in the road, a fun time was had by all!

14 comments:

  1. what a great way to spend the day, it was rainy here and this would have been a great rainy day activity. Painters tape is easy to clea up too.

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  2. Great idea! I'll have to try that.

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  3. Oh, that would be a great thing to do in a large room. I'll have to let my boys do that. It's worth the cost of a roll of tape :)

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  4. How fun is that!! In the 70's with ugly shag carpet, it had "paths" & I'd use that for my play cars... your idea is much better... & I pray no one has that carpet anymore :-)

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  5. what a super fun idea!

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  6. How fun! They will be disappointed when you want the carpet back! Great signs too.

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  7. This is excellent! I'll have to give this one a try!

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  8. ok I think I know what we are doing this weekend! Thanks for the great idea!

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  9. You are so brave to allow your children to have sharpie markers that close to your carpet!

    It looks like they had a great time, though!

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  10. That is a wonderful idea! My kids are learning about communities right now and that would be a perfect lesson. Thanks for the great idea!

    Val

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  11. Hello, I've just found you via No time for flash cards. This is such a lovely blog!

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  12. I love it and I know my boys will too! I made my son a quilt with a road border on it, and now he wants an even bigger road. This is perfect! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  13. We did a simpler version of this same activity last week: http://mamasmiles.com/blog/?p=942

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