Formula one playdough racing game! colour
your car, build your driver, line up with finger-pinch grips at the ready
and countdown to race .. This first-post-the-post playdough
activity aims to have contestants race their cars without the driver losing
their head! With a large speed-whizz trophy as the prize or smaller ones
to congratulate everyone on taking part you can explore jumpy starts, too
fast for safety and speed that takes the flag...
recipe or Play-Doh on amazon.co.uk
racing car playdough mats
car outline template - large colouring picture
smaller racing car outline templates
and Yellow F1 cars
and Blue F1 cars
outline template - colouring picture
Print the playdough mats of your
choice, trim, laminate and trim again. Punch a hole at the front of each
car and for independant activities attach a short piece of string so that children can hold their
cars and 'drive' slide their vehicles around.
Personalise blank cars
by colouring in a laminated outline using chalk pens or white board markers. To help avoid any
disappointment about the permanence of these pens take a photo of the art
work so that if any should rub off or smudge a record is available for the
children to look at.
Build a car's driver
by rolling two balls of dough, a body and a head and position them atop each
other in the seat area of the racing car.
For supervised group games, knot longer lengths of string to the cars so that they reach
across the width or length of a table or are long enough to hold onto during
a walking backwards floor race!
With the cars + their head & body drivers in position line them up
along the furthest edge of the table with players on the opposite side. On
the sound of GO pull the strings using finger pinches to draw the cars towards
them and over a finishing line.
If a driver loses their
head before crossing the finishing line & the checked flag, the player
could be out until the next game or be expected to place their car back at
the start line to try again?
For young children's learning, mathematics and numeracy this activity supports
knowledge of position, number and enjoys the type of language that describes
speed and time. Group games encourage social skills and the cars can be used
to discuss transport, hobbies and sport.
|Get creative by encouraging children to design their own race
cars on laminated paper that's either blank, predrawn with an outline or
a coloured picture and have fun outside with their own cars or small replica cars. Race
down tracks made from planks of wood, plastic drainpipe or over concrete
paving and tarmac.
The Early Learning Centre once sold a racing
car playdough toy in thier Soft Stuff range which seems to of been discontinued,
ebay and other auction sites are great for sourcing these otherwise unavailable
aged road safety activity ideas on silkysteps.com
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