Wheels on the Bus & Racing Board


My kids love the song "Wheels on the Bus".  We sing it all the time, especially in the car.  So when I saw Wheels On The Race Car at the library, I knew we had a winner.  Not surprisingly, it's the same basic song applied to race cars, "The engine in the race car goes VROOM-VROOM-VROOM..., The gas from the gas can goes GLUG-GLUG-GLUG...(sing it with me!) all around the track!" Drew loved it.  Elaina liked it too because they can mostly sing along with me while we read it.  And unlike most people, they actually like it when I sing.

While Drew was napping, I made him a racing board for his matchbox cars. We send them through the "tunnels" to see which one wins. I just covered a big piece of cardboard with wrapping paper and taped on paper-covered cardboard tubes (from paper towels and toilet paper).  I was concerned about being able to line up the tubes perfectly but I just eyeballed it and they mostly work just fine.  If a car starts to "crash", we just adjust the angle of the board or wiggle the tube a little.  Drew told me it was cool.  Twice. Without me asking. Totally worth the twenty minutes I spent making it.
And just so you don't think I'm neglecting my little Lainey girl, I'll tell you that we also got The Babies on the Bus.("The babies on the bus sing LA-LA-LA") which she LOVED!


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  4. This is such a great idea! Looks like fun! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  5. Love this idea - it would be perfect for my preschooler too. So glad it was worth the time to make. I think I'll try it too!

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  6. Adorable idea! Thanks for linking up!

    Ellie

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  7. OMG I love your racing board!!! I remember my little brother making something like that for a school project once. I have to make one with my boys, they will LOVE it! Thanks so much for linking this up to Monstrously Creative Saturday! :)

    Mandi at BBM

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  8. My son also likes 'the wheels on the bus' song! The tubes are great and you made it look so nice. I love the 'use what you have approach, I might give this a try. have a great day.

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  9. What a great idea. My preschooler will love this.

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  10. Love the race track! Thanks for joining WMCIR!

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  11. That is such a fun idea! Thank you for sharing on The Sunday Showcase!

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  12. I've been saving toilet paper tubes and paper towel tubes for a long time, waiting for the perfect project - I think I found it. Great idea!

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  13. Very cute! Thank you for sharing it at Crafty Moms Share's Sharing Saturday!

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  14. I love this idea. So fun how you covered them with beautiful paper. My kids never get stuff that pretty from me! I bet he loved watching the cars go through the tubes. I also love activities that go with a book. We will have to check that one out. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness. Hope you come back again tomorrow!

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  15. What a fun way to tie that book in with an activity. My girls would love this as well. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness!

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  16. What a fun idea! My boys would love this... gotta make it. You've been pinned on my GTPR Challenge board.

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  17. cute! such a great idea!! :) xo!

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  18. What a great idea! My Drew loves cars right now- I am going to give it a try~ thanks!

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