Friday, July 20, 2012

monster truck bowling

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moNStER tRuCKs have been popular in our house for awhile.  thanks to Burger King's including them in their kid's meals, their popularity around here has increased.  no, i don't feed Bear fast food every night.  however, there is one between the Sergeant's work and our house.  so whenever we go down there, we so through the drive-thru and grab a kids meal. {i can see a few of you cringing because i feed him BK, but i  can also see you others who are breathing a sigh of relief that i just admitted that, lol} 

i've been saving toilet paper rolls in preparation to make a marble run.  Bear and i painted some of them awhile ago and then they set in a bin for weeks.  until one day, we discovered the most amazing game ever... monster truck bowling.

we spent over and hour playing this the other night.  i would set them up, he would knock them down.  over. and over. and over.  it was so fun to see his excitement when he knocked them all down!

there were a few other monster truck activities {art and literacy} that i had planned for this day.  unfortunately, i gave Bear his 2 new Lego baseplates before we did our morning preschool, so there was no diverting the little man's attention to another activity.  i'll give it another go in a few days when they've lost their shine!  but until then, monster truck bowling will be our activity of choice.

until then, here are some easy and fun monster truck activities from some of my fave bloggers!

to give due credit for all the hard work we all do, if you like an activity below,
please go to the individual blogger's page to pin it :) 

2. Counting and Crushing Cars from Toddler Approved
3. Monster Truck Letter Mash from Toddler Approved
4. Monster Jam Small World from Playground Laboratory
5. Demolition Small World from Make Do & Friend
6. Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Recap from Local Fun for Kids

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Unknown said...

Oh that looks like so much fun! I've pinned. What a great idea :)

Christy said...

How fun! The kids love bowling, I will have to save some toilet paper rolls and thy this. haha.

Sheri said...

I am so glad to hear that you aren't completely perfect! lol!! I boy can't live on hummus alone. ;P I love you!

MaryAnne said...

What fun! I have a little boy who will love this - probably his little sister, too :)

Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories said...

Definitely doing this with Aiden. He loves knocking things down. :)

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

AWESOME!!! The Farmer said OH that's cool! :) yeah for bowling! :)

Gina said...

My son would love this!!!! Now, I have to check how many TP rolls I have saved up. ;) said...

How much fun! Pinning. xoxo Pauline

Unknown said...

Another great idea!

Rebecca English said...

That looks so much fun.

Thanks for linking to the sunday sunday showcase.

Unknown said...

Love this! And we have the monster trucks from bk too, let the haters hate! (lol) Anyways, my boys would love this! Trucks and destruction all in one game:-) I am pinning to my ideas i find on kids co-op board and fb page sharing it for you- FSPDT

Scribble Doodle and Draw said...

ooohhh I love it! My little man would get such a kick out of this! I've shared this activity on my blog and pinned it! Thanks for sharing. And btw we like BK too :)

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