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Sandpit Speedway Track

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Ages:1 and up.

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor is better otherwise the sand will be everywhere.

Equipment/Resources:
- sand (can buy from Bunnings or a local Plant Nursery).
- a large container, plastic clam shell, tray or old tyre. Preferably with a lid.
- toy cars and trucks
- a large space



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Instructions:

1) Fill the container of your choice about half way to the top full of sand.
2) Encourage your children to bring out their toy cars and trucks to join in a race.
3) Make obstacles in the sand like things to jump over or onto.



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4) Now someone can be the commentator for the race whilst each person prepares to race their own car.
5) Use sandpit toys like rakes and spades to carve out a proper track and a start and finish line.
6) Now yell out, 'ready, steady, go' and your off and racing. Who will reach the starting line first?

Aim: To keep children active in the backyard, to enhance their sandpit play further. For children to use imaginative thinking and to question what else can be done with the same toy.

Time: If your already have the sand pit then it doesn't take a long time at all. You can choose the length of the races and how many laps there will be.

Players: One player or multiplayer.



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Why?: It's just like a real speedway and it's so much better than playing in dirt. Parents particularly Dad's might get a kick out if it too.

Additions: You could always add Lego figurines to be drivers, spectators or commentators and signs from your child's train sets. My son brought out his toy ambulance and Fireman's hat in case any of the cars had an accident.

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#0-3 year olds
#3-5 year olds
#5-10 year olds
#10-13 year olds
#Sand play
#Cars and trucks
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