Do you suffer from toy overload in your house? Does it sometimes feel like they just can’t decide what to play with first? There are many fun ways to reintroduce some of these toys with new creative play ideas. With a little out-of-the-box thinking, you can create an entirely new experience for your child with some of their favourite toys. As an example, I’m going to show you some fun ways we played with our new Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car – the hottest toy of the season!
The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car is such a fun toy for babies & toddlers! With the word “crawl” in the title I thought my son (2 years old) would be too old for this toy. Boy was I wrong! As soon as it arrived at the door, my son kept handing me pieces like he was trying to say “build this faster”. Once it was assembled, he jumped right into the driver seat and there was no way I was going to get him out of there. The smile on his face was priceless as he pretended to cruise around on an adventure. As lunch time began to approach, I realized that we’d have to create a drive-in restaurant in order to get him to eat his lunch. I grabbed a TV tray and topped it with chicken, broccoli and water and he munched away while continuing to play with his toy.
Creative Play For All Ages:
This led me to think of other creative play ideas for this toy. On its own, this toy is full of so many fun features like catchy songs, funny phrases, a shape sorter, a ball ramp and more. My favourite is when he leaves the driver’s door open and it says “Are you going in or out?” – sounds a lot like me!
The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car puts baby in the driver seat of a fun-filled stationary vehicle with all-around learning and play. The interactive lights and sounds dashboard keeps baby busy with a light-up baby “GPS”, horn to honk, gears to shift, and more. With over 75 sung songs, tunes and phrases, and three modes of play, there’s plenty of fuel for learning adventures and fun! Please note: Car is stationary.
For young children in the crawling stage, this toy is perfect because it is stationary so they can crawl around, in and out without having the car roll away from them.
For babies and toddlers, it teaches the alphabet, counting, colours, shapes and more. I really can’t say enough great things about this toy! It’s a huge hit in our house and I can see why it’s the hottest toy of the season. I know Santa will be delivering a lot of these toys this Christmas!
My son loves cartoons so we created a fun little drive-in theatre with a popcorn container for snacks, a drink and a TV tray.
He loves pretending to cruise around town so we created a little town in our kitchen. We made trees using empty wrapping paper tubes and green feather boas. We used another wrapping paper tube and a stop sign from old party supplies to make a street sign. We even have a mat that looks like a street that we used to make a road through town. He loved helping me with craft time to make the trees (and knock them down of course) to create our little town.
Do you have older children at home that love crafts? They would love helping to create a little town! Old cardboard boxes could be decorated to look like stores in the town. You could use a toy cash register and an upside down box to look like a fresh produce market. A tea set, mini chairs and a child’s table could be used to create an outdoor cafe, a play shopping cart could be used to do some grocery shopping in your own pantry, plastic tools could be used to create a mechanic’s shop, and the list goes on!
By using some of your child’s toys together, you can create entirely new opportunities for creative play.
What are some of your favourite ideas for creative play? Let us know in the comments below.
Disclosure: I receive special perks as a part of my affiliation with the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada. The opinions in this blog are my own.