Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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.
The Babies on the Bus.("The babies on the bus sing LA-LA-LA") which she LOVED!
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