We play with cars every day. We have a basket full of random kid's meal cars and garage sale finds. While my little one is content with just cars, I try to introduce some variety into playtime.
Enter a roll of painter's tape.
I love this stuff. I taped several boxes and lines on the carpet.
My son is still very young (19 months), so he is still learning the wide world of imagination. I tried to show him how to drive on the lines, line the cars up in a parade, and create a "garage" for the extra cars.
My little one? He was content to "vroom" as usual. :-)
We left the tape on the carpet on the floor for a few days. Each day he interacted more with the taped roadways. This is probably an activity that he will appreciate more when he is a little older, but we had fun with it anyway.
I think the best part for him was pulling up all the tape at the end. He twirled and threw tape pieces around the room for about 20 minutes before we cleaned it all up.
One roll of painter's tape stretches a long way to create hours and hours of toddler playtime.
What's your favorite playtime creation?