Duck Tape Highways
Have an active toddler? Here is a simple game that you can create to help reinforce basic concepts like following directions, building coordination and developing concentration skills.
- Duck Tape
- Toy Cars and Trucks
- Container or basket to carry/put cars and trucks in
- For older toddlers make a maze out of the tape to make it more interesting.
- Make a highway using the Duck Tape. Build it in a shape like a square, triangle or rectangle. Other ideas may include letters with straight lines like A,H, M or V as in the photo.
- Bring trucks and cars in a basket or container to make carrying easier.
- Show your child where the beginning is and instruct him or her to "drive" on the highway carefully to the other end.
- When your child is finished playing, have you him/her assist in putting cars back into container. Learning to put away toys as part of any toddler activity is helpful in reinforcing future good habits.
Colored Duck Tape
Buy two or three different colored Duck tape and make your highway. Reinforce colors by instructing your child to drive on the red highway or the blue highway etc. Collect milk cartons and cereal boxes and arrange in various places by sticking in place with duck tape to represent buildings.
A highway is a main road for travel by the public between cities and states. Highway designs vary widely and can range from a two-lane road to a multi-lane with 5 or 6 lanes. The United States has the largest network of highways. Australia's Highway 1 is the longest national highway in the world and runs almost entirely around the continent.