Play City


Materials

  • Markers
  • Large sheet of paper

Directions

  1. Using markers on a large sheet of paper, draw an imaginary city big enough for your child's cars and trucks.
  2. Be sure to include some landmarks familiar to your child: bank, grocery store, gas station, park, hospital, school, post office, train tracks, and so on.
  3. Tape the finished city to the floor so your child can travel around the city with her cars, trucks, dolls, and fire engines.
  4. For a more permanent city, use paints on strong cardboard or wood. Glue milk cartons or small boxes onto the map to make buildings.
  5. For a variation, make an imaginary airport or farm.

Copyright © 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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