by Parent Contributor Vicki Ong
WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN
Physical - None
Intellectual - Inventions and technology, asking questions, decision making, problem solving, testing
Emotional - Confidence, self-directed learner, comfortable and happy with themselves, perseverance, inventiveness, engagement
Social - None
4-5 years old
15 - 30 mins
What You Will Need
Empty Toilet Rolls
Who needs the F1 when you can have a car race in the comfort of your home? Build your very own race track and have your very own Grand Prix with your child.
Gather the materials.
Draw a two lines opposite each other along the length of an empty toilet roll.
Cut along the lines to halve the toilet roll and create the race tracks. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create more race tracks.
Stick the race tracks onto a wall. Arrange them such that the toy car can leap from one to another without falling out.
Create a start sign with a piece of sticky note.
Use different cars and have a race with your child to see whose car clears the tracks most quickly.
Skills and Learning Areas:
Physical – Hand eye coordination, fine motor writing
Intellectual – Forward planning, value recycling
Emotional – Engagement, confidence, builds self esteem
Social – Cooperating and collaborating with an adult