Create a Racetrack Craft
Have a Talladega Night with your budding NASCAR driver.
- Crepe paper: Or really any kind of long skinny tape like blue painter's tape.
- Your kid: One or more. (Have older kids, or more kids than you'd want to race? Host a rodeo instead!)
- Appropriate props: Such as PLAYSKOOL HELMET HEROES Race Car Driver gear and a winner's trophy. And maybe a cup of milk for the winner, just like the Indy 500.
- Choose a space where you and your kid can make a decent-size loop.
- Stretch the crepe paper or tape along the track to mark the path. You don't have to stick to a traditional oval loop—try a figure eight, a circle or a crazy amoeba.
- Finish off the tape with a finish line—first one to break the tape is the winner!
- Get into your racing gear and GO!
- If you're racing with your kid, you can vroom-vroom together, or you could pretend to be the avid spectator or give the play-by-play as announcer.
- Prefer something that moves at a slightly slower pace? Check out our instructions for a walking maze.