Like a lot of good ideas, this one was on PUBYAC. We loved the idea and immediately started collecting cars, paper towel tubes and gift wrap tubes from staff. In the planning stages we fell into a donation of a big stack of slightly yellowed poster board (yes!) and stickers from the local Barnes & Noble so our costs were exactly: $0.
Creation Station: Play Mat
- Create a play mat with roads, road signs, places to park or buildings. Use your imagination!
At this station we put out the lovely posterboard, stickers, markers,and tape.
- Design a cardboard tube race track.
- Cut the tubes, tape them together or tape them to chairs to make a downhill race track.
- Decorate your cardboard tube race track with markers or stickers, if you wish.
For this station we provided tubes, scissors, tape, markers & stickers. At the end we had cardboard tube tracks running up, down and all around the room. Kids (and their grown ups) got creative and made some amazing tracks.
Use your imagination to create a:
- Car wash
- Race car pit stop
- Gas station
For this station we put out our supply of Lego®s.
Kids had access to our box of mini-vehicles so they could play and test their tracks while they created. They were welcome to take home their creations (except for the Lego®s, or course) and many did. We had sixty people attend and the program lasted for about an hour and a half. The buzz of excitement in the room was amazing; they were thrilled to create and play and have fun together. Thanks Penny & PUBYAC for the fantastic idea!