Let’s Race

by Parent Contributor Vicki Ong

Learning Framework?

  • Physical

  • Intellectual

  • Emotional

  • Social

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

SKILL LEVEL:

Intermediate

SUITABLE FOR:

4-5 years old

ESTIMATED TIME:

15 - 30 mins

ENVIRONMENT:

Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Sticky Notes

  • Toy Car

  • Marker Pen

  • Empty Toilet Rolls

  • Coloured Tape

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

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.

Step 1

Gather the materials.

step 2

Draw a two lines opposite each other along the length of an empty toilet roll.

step 3

Cut along the lines to halve the toilet roll and create the race tracks. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create more race tracks.

step 4

Stick the race tracks onto a wall. Arrange them such that the toy car can leap from one to another without falling out.

step 5

Create a start sign with a piece of sticky note.

step 6

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

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