DIY Outdoor Roads

By on May 07, 2013
We have been having some really warm weather lately (finally!), which means we have been outside enjoying some outdoor play.  However, it seems that the boys lose interest in their outdoor toys pretty quickly.  So I decided to whip up a quick activity for them using the big pile of paving stones that we have.  We built a deck two years ago and there were paving stones laid down previously and we hung on to them.  Anyway, I decided to make them some road blocks to drive some little cars on.

DIY outdoor roads for car play from And Next Comes L

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You only need a few materials to make some of your own roads: sidewalk chalk, paving stones (scraps of wood or cardboard might work too - or just draw on a sidewalk), and some cars.  We used these chunky Tonka Chuck and friends cars.
    Supplies needed for making DIY outdoor roads for kids' car play from And Next Comes L
I made a small roadway using the paving stones and then drew some dotted lines on each block.  Ta da!  That's it.

Once the road was set up, J started racing two cars.  K, on the other hand, was more interested in walking on the roadway like it was a balance beam.  Regardless, it kept them both busy and they happily played outdoors for quite awhile.

J driving cars on DIY outdoor roads from And Next Comes L

J driving cars on DIY outdoor roads from And Next Comes L

J driving cars on DIY outdoor roads from And Next Comes L

Since we used chalk, nothing was permanent.  The chalk can easily be washed off and then we can reuse the blocks in other ways.

Looking for more outdoor car play? You might like these Outdoor Car Ramps or try the Sight Words Parking Lot for extra learning. 

DIY outdoor roads for car play from And Next Comes L

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