Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Playing Along - Race Track


We Play

The girls and I are playing along with We Play again. You'll find lots of brilliant play ideas at www.childhood101.com .

Don't you just love how much the mind of child aged 3+ explodes with endless creativity? We have a steady flow of ideas floating around this house which come from Miss M who likes to make up her own games. Today she created a game of "sisters" where Miss M, Miss H and I became sisters. She would go off to kindy/ school and sleep in her sleeping bag which was really a sack race sack. Miss M doesn't go to kindy in real life but is really looking forward to going next year. It was lovely to see her set up a game which included Miss H as this sometimes seems tricky to do with "big girl fun".

We also enjoyed a tea party with the toys, a coffee shop in my kitchen while morning tea was happening and a concert with play microphones.

It was the game pictured above that interested me the most. You don't often see games with cars happening in this house but we do have some available for the girls to play with whenever they'd like to. Miss M (3.5) tore pages out of an old note book I had given her and placed each page carefully around the little blue table. She then asked Daddy to play the game.

The aim of her game was to race the cars around the track and the first car to get to a break in the track was the winner. Miss M had organised pencils to write the winners name on the paper which had to be put exactly in the place where they had won. Sadly I missed the game as it happened early in the morning but I was super pleased to hear all about it and see the set up left there. Sometimes I wonder what game is coming next! No two days are the same in this house as something new is always being played.

Where have your kids' imaginations taken their play lately? I'd love to hear what they've been up to and I'll especially enjoy looking at all the wonderful ideas in this week's We Play.

Come play over at the Childhood 101 We Play link up

9 comments:

Melissa said...

Sounds like a fun game :)

CatWay said...

Sounds like a fun game.
My 4 y.o. son is always coming up with games too. I'm hoping he'll be able to explain the rules better soon though, because he gets very upset when you get them wrong

jtlam said...

How clever of Miss M :)

ecoMILF said...

It's so much fun when they come up with their own games. Sounds like a hit! xo m.

Dionna @ Code Name: Mama said...

That is so cute! My son loves his cars - he can often be found sliding them down the slide, running them on the wall, digging them through the sandbox, etc. I love toys that have many uses :)

Busy Brissy Mum said...

It's been lovely hearing your comments everyone. Thanks for stopping by Busy Brissy Mum.

Busy Brissy Mum of 1 said...

Great idea - I must try that one. We love cars or anything with wheels in our household - Miss S (almost 2yrs) finds every truck, bus, car or ball and lets go of them at the top of a little wooden ramp that we set up. It is lots of fun to see how far they roll (and sometimes don't) and even better fun running around collecting them and doing it again and again and again!

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

What a great game, I love that it has 'rules,' she has had to think that out and prepare the materials to make it work. Priceless!

Busy Brissy Mum said...

It's always fun to play a game with Miss M when she has made up the rules. Sometimes it takes a while for us to understand how they are supposed to work.

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