Thursday, September 01, 2011

Busy Bags: Day 2 (Race Car Shapes)


Name: Erica Murphy

Kids/Ages: Teryn, 11 months

How do you spend your free time? loving on my family, reading, working out, baking, experimenting with new recipes, and wasting hours at a time exploring Pinterest.

When you were a child, what was one of your favorite ways to spend your day? reading any and every book I could get my hands on or playing sports outside with all the boys 

Fondest memory with your mom as a child? "helping" in the kitchen...especially baking and licking all of the batter bowls

What does special time with your children look like? lots of silly voices, made up songs and games, hours on the floor playing with toys, and fun outings to explore this crazy world

Favorite outdoor activity with your kids? swimming! It's too hot to be anywhere else these days. 

Favorite blog for children's activities/crafts/parenting?

A favorite tradition that you want to pass down with your children? oh soooo many. Traditions for birthdays and every single holiday. A daily tradition or ritual would have to be waking up every morning, snuggling, and thanking God together for waking us up to see another day.


Print off the 14 Race Car Shapes on individual pieces of paper or cardstock here.
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Laminate each page and round corner sharp edges.  
Include different activities that can be done with the shapes.  I’ve chosen a toy racecar, dry erase marker, and play dough.  
rcs 2

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The racecar can be driven along the “highway” of each shape. 
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The dry erase marker and trace along the “highway” of each shape and be erased with a damp cloth when finished. 

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Play dough can be rolled out and molded into each shape.
These are a few ideas, but do not be limited!  This particular activity includes shapes, but you can find Highway Letters and Numbers here.  When I was teaching, I kept a set of the Highway Letters in my block center and allowed the kids to place blocks and manipulatives on each letter.  You can use household items (ie cotton balls) and allow your child to form the shapes.  

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Or if your child is anything like mine, he/she can just eat, crawl over, kick, etc. the entire activity…that is, until they’re ready for it!  


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