10 MORE Ways to Play with Toy Cars

In the wake of my very popular round-up, 10 Ways to Play with Toy Cars, I am sharing 10 MORE ways to play.

Ways to play with toy cars

Over the last five years of blogging, I’ve documented the funny and clever ways my sons have played with their cars, trucks, buses and trains.  Most of these ideas came out of free play and as parents you know that the simplest ideas are often the best. So, if your kids love toy vehicles, why not try one of these activities? Completely stress free, I promise.

Turn a cardboard box into a tunnel and drive vehicles through (or create a pile up!).

Build and race a homemade rubber band car.

Prove that beauty is a not requirement for fun and park them in a (very ugly) diy toy car parking garage, or a just use an empty box.

Sit at the table and give tiny cars a sponge bath.

Get out the blocks, create a city or make a few towers and stack them on Legos.

Cars are cheaper by the dozen: put them in egg cartons.

Do a little off-roading and take them to the park.

Explore geometry and form a grid with them.

Take them to the park and sink cars in a Bucket.

Gather the cars together and then sort them by color.

And finally, a bonus! One day I opened a box and put it out for recycling only to discover the boys had appropriated it as their newest road. Kiddo even said, “thanks, mom, for keeping this box for us!”

Use a cardboard box to make a toy car road

Don’t forget to check out the original 10 Ways to Play with Toy Cars or our Giant List of Indoor Activities. And if that isn’t enough for you, check out my Pinterest board “Toy Vehicle Play”.
Follow Erica • What Do We Do All Day?’s board Toy Vehicle Activities on Pinterest.

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  1. Thanks for the cars ideas
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  2. I love these ideas! Thank you for sharing. I would also LOVE to invite you to share on our weekly link up party at Share It Saturday. We have lots of creative learning, crafts, educational ideas and more submitted each week. Yours would fit right in! I hope to see you there :) http://www.sugaraunts.com/2013/02/share-it-saturday-5.html
    Colleen at Sugar Aunts

  3. Fantastic ideas Erica!

  4. So many great ideas! I’m featuring this post tomorrow on The Sunday Showcase. Thanks for linking up!

  5. Gosh what a lot of ways to make playing with cars even more fun!

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase.I’ve pinned to our board



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