Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Masking Tape Town

Scientist woke up 45 minutes before Sponge at nap time today. I wanted to keep him occupied and quiet at the same time, so I got down on the floor and played cars with him. The only problem was that after driving all around the living room on my hands and knees, my pregnant back was telling me to call it quits. I decided I'd have an easier time playing if the cars could be contained to driving in a small area. So, I got out the masking tape and made Scientist a little car town. We even set up blocks to be the different places we go, the gas station, Target, Costco, Macey's House (Macey's Grocery Store, Scientist calls it Macey's House for some reason), The Mending Shed, etc. It wasn't my intent to make it look like a face, but that's how it came out. Scientist deemed that the "mouth" was a big sandbox and had all the cars/trucks pick up sand from there and go dump them at different locations. He also spent a lot of time filling up each car with gas. He was so into it that I didn't even have to play, I just watched. He played really well with the little car town, until Sponge woke up and promptly began pulling all the tape off of the carpet.

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  1. I love your Q-shaped quesadillas! The tape town is very cute, too, we've done something similar with great results.

  2. What a great idea, I have done this before in my classroom, all around the room, made buildings out of cardboard boxes, trees from toilet rolls and cellophane, got out the plastic animals and all sorts, it was a great afternoon and the entertainment factor was long lasting.
    From Alissa@ Excuse Me Mrs.C!