The weather today was very hot (Happy first official day of summer!), and Simon and I hid indoors for the morning, keeping cool. We have this giant roll of brown paper always kicking around, and I tore off a big piece, spread it out on the floor, and told Simon we were going to make a road for his cars. However, I got a bit carried away with my drawing and soon we had a whole play scene. There was a stream complete with a bridge, a construction site, a playground, houses, a fire station, and even a beach. We gathered toy boats, cars, blocks, dinosaurs…even some of Simon’s rock collection, and had great fun playing.
Simon helped to
scribble draw on the brown paper with the markers, and he helped set up the scene and place objects. The rocks were actually all his idea, and he helped me build the block structures. He is also the one who decided to put the bridge shaped block with the semi-circle cut out over the stream. Genius!
This activity kept both Mumma and toddler entertained for a very long time, and when it was time to pick everything up for the night, I carefully saved our giant drawing for more play adventures tomorrow. I also think sometime I will roll out an even longer piece of this paper for an even more expansive town.
This post is linked up over at Quirky Momma-Kid’s Activities Blog.