We are mid-way through summer, and coming up with fun ideas that we haven’t done yet can start feeling like more of a challenge, especially with busy boys around. They are always moving and wanting fun ideas to get them excited. If you are running out of activities to keep the kids busy this summer be sure to check out my post about 5 Ways to Sneak In Learning With Your Little Car Lover. It has some great ideas on getting some learning in, while still having fun!
Another great idea I tried was having a play date with our local mom’s group. We got all the kids together, and played cars! Everyone had tons of fun, and it was and it was wonderful watching the kids interact, share and come up with unique stories for each of the cars.
Don’t forget to check out the Lesson Plans, and games available from the FUNdamentals site. They have a ton of great things to keep the kids busy, and get more learning in! The lesson plans have all the concepts, list of materials, way to facilitate each idea, and also some props you can cut out and use.
Educational Game Ideas for Boys
1. Our Hot Wheels World: in 3D – This is in the JK/SK Lesson Plans. For this activity, you and the kids will brainstorm a list of buildings for your 3D world, then they use various materials to build it! Imagine letting them drive around in their own 3D hot wheels world after you are done! So fun!
2. Building With Track: Race to the Finish – Design and build your own Hot Wheels Track with various materials, and then go racing on it! I know my kids love racing things, and figuring out who wins! The best part is they can keep playing afterwards, as long as they want.
3. Longer, Shorter or The Same as a Hot Wheels car – Go on a Hot Wheels scavenger hunt! Use the activity sheet to see what you need to find, and then mark down if it is longer, shorter or the same as a hot wheels car. It uses up some energy as the kids have to go around looking, as well as learning bigger, smaller and the same.
4. Traffic Jam Counting – Use the worksheets provided to work on counting, and matching up the correct number with the correct amount of cars. This is a quick activity so if you only need something to fill a few minutes, then this is a perfect match.
5. Racetrack Patterning – Get the kids to come up with items that you will use to create your pattern, then put those on the worksheet provided. They will see how a pattern has a core and repeats.
6. 3D Garages – What better way to take care of your Hot Wheels car then put it in a garage? Use the paper templates to make shapes, and then build garages from these shapes to park your Hot Wheels in. (I would probably do this before or after the Our Hot Wheels World: in 3D lesson plan, which they have in this lesson plan as well.)
There are so many more fun FREE activities in the lesson plans, but this gives you a taste of why you should download these for your kids!
Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Hot Wheels. All opinions are strictly my own.