A few weeks ago, Bear was having a bit of a rough time with his dad gone for work. When we got a package from Safari Ltd, his spirits were instantly lifted. We got the On the Road Toob, one of their many great mini-figure toobs. The set contained: a mack truck, delivery truck, police car, firetruck, school bus, car, truck, motorcycle, and four-wheeler.
I couldn't get the tube open fast enough for Bear. He loves anything with wheels, so this was a perfect surprise for him (as you can see by his smile below). He also *loved* the catalog and later on, set to work circling items he'd like to add to his animal collection.
After he had a chance to play with the vehicles awhile, I set up a color-matching and pattern activity using the vehicles. For color matching, I used crayons that corresponded to the vehicles, I had Bear "park" the vehicles they matched. (I rubber-banded the black and white crayons together for the two vehicles that are both colors.)
Anything with wheels quickly becomes a favorite in our house, and these mini-figures are no different. Because they are so durable, Bear is even able to play car wash with them without any paint wearing off. We have also used quite a few of our fave Safari Ltd figurines to turn our train table into a zoo safari and the People at Work Toob to explore community helpers. I think it's safe to say that we'll be adding more of them to our collection soon, judging by the many, many circles in our catalog.
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