Recently I had the opportunity to take the boys to see the Ultimate Hot Wheels® Track at the Art Gallery of Ontario. This impressive course was truly a feat in creativity and engineering featuring over 1000 pieces of track & connectors and 79 boosters. The Ultimate track was over 625 feet long!!! It was definitely the envy of all of the kids in the room, and I hear more than once “I want to build this at our house”. And what kid would not want a Hot Wheels® track that zooms up over your bed, under your desk and climbs the walls!
I will be the first to admit that Hot Wheels® is a new area for me. As a child I played with a lot of Barbies, X-men and even Ninja Turtles. But I don’t think I had any Hot Wheels® sets of my own. Well that has all changed as the mom of 2 boys and we are having tons of fun building tracks and racing Hot Wheels® cars around the house.
I know my boys are still young, with Monkey being 3.5 yrs and Little Bear 1.5 years, but they both enjoy playing with Hot Wheels® in their own way. I love that the different sets are versatile enough to keep them both interested in playing now and for years to come. We are still keeping things fairly basic right now, with Little Bear enjoying the Daredevil Drop the most. He is able to load up the car and release the lever all by himself to watch the cars go flying.
Playing with Hot Wheels® is just not all about fun, I have been able to sneak in some great teaching moments while playing with Monkey. Using the 3-speed launcher we have been able to discuss the amount of “energy” we give the cars to go around the track. Too much and they will fly off, and not enough and they won’t make it very far. It is wonderful watching him play, having fun and learning new concepts at the same time.
Remember to break out the creativity when you are building you are not limited to keeping tracks on the floor! Use tables, chairs or even boxes to create multi-level tracks to race around. Hot Wheels® offers some great tips for successful track building to help you create an awesome track for your Hot Wheels® cars to zoom around.
Right now you can take part in the Hot Wheels® Track Builder Challenge! You may not be ready to take on a 1000 piece track build, but that does not mean your kids can’t create their own unique ultimate track for a chance to win a custom built track for your home and a Track Party hosted by Hot Wheels®!!! Taking part is easy, get creative and build your own ultimate Hot Wheels® Track. Snap a picture of it and submit it online to Hot Wheels® Track Builder Challenge. That is it, now you are entered to win a Ultimate Track of your very own! This contest is open to Canada (excluding QC) and will run until August 31, 2014. You can enter a new track every day, so lets get building to get those entries in!
Need a little help getting started? Enter to WIN a $50 Hot Wheels Prize Pack to kick of your track building!
Open to Canada Only. Ends May 5, 2014. Enter via the Giveaway Tools form below.
Disclosure: I am part of the Hot Wheels® Parent Connector Club. All opinions are strictly my own.