Let’s Race

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - None
  • Intellectual - Inventions and technology, asking questions, decision making, problem solving, testing
  • Emotional - Confidence, self-directed learner, comfortable and happy with themselves, perseverance, inventiveness, engagement
  • Social - None
Who needs the F1 when you can have a car race in the comfort of your home? Build your very own race track and have your very own Grand Prix with your child.
Skill Level
Intermediate
Suitable for
4-5 years old
Estimated time
15 - 30 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Sticky Notes
  • Toy Car
  • Marker Pen
  • Empty Toilet Rolls
  • Coloured Tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Draw a two lines opposite each other along the length of an empty toilet roll.

Step 3

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Cut along the lines to halve the toilet roll and create the race tracks. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to create more race tracks.

Step 4

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Stick the race tracks onto a wall. Arrange them such that the toy car can leap from one to another without falling out.

Step 5

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Create a start sign with a piece of sticky note.

Step 6

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Use different cars and have a race with your child to see whose car clears the tracks most quickly.

Skills and Learning Areas:

  • Physical – Hand eye coordination, fine motor writing
  • Intellectual – Forward planning, value recycling
  • Emotional – Engagement, confidence, builds self esteem
  • Social – Cooperating and collaborating with an adult

Ask the Kids

What do you need to make the vehicle move?

What the ways you need to make your vehicle lighter to make it fly?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below