When M and M were younger I loved creating pretend play areas for them. Taking the pretend play outside was always a special treat! I’ll admit that stretching my creative muscle in that way is something I miss about having preschool age kids.
Teaming up with Radio Flyer to celebrate 100 days of Summer gave me the perfect reason to invite over a friend and her 4 year old for some pretend play fun! Radio Flyer is the world’s leading builder of wagons, tricycles, pre-school scooters and other ride-ons. For this activity we used a Radio Flyer Build-a-Scooter.
Radio Flyer has been inspiring imagination for 100 years! Check out this adorable Radio Flyer’s Travel Agency. It totally made me want to play!
Ride and Play Scooter Activity
What you need: Chalk, stickers, paper, toys, a little imagination and a scooter. Radio Flyer gave us a Build-a-Scooter to use. Awesome!
Our scooter activity had four play areas surrounded by a scooter track.
- Pet Picnic. In this area I added a few stuffed animals, a blanket and some pretend food.
- Letter Hop. For the letter hop I wrote all the letters of the alphabet for the kids to use for hopping.
- Chalk Art. In this area the kids could draw anything they wanted.
- Mini Tracks. Our little visitor loves anything with wheels so of course we needed an area for cars! I drew a few mini tracks and added some little vehicles.
Ride and Play Passport
The pretend play fun is in the details. And boy do I love the details.
I made a little Ride and Play Passport by cutting up a piece of paper and stapling the side to form a book. We rounded up stickers that matched our scooter areas (or at least came close to matching). Every time our scooter champion finished playing in an area he earned another sticker.
I’ll call this ride and play activity a huge success!
Radio Flyer’s founder Antonio Pasin started Radio Flyer in 1917 and his dream was to “bring joy to every boy and every girl”. After 100 years Radio Flyer is still committed to great design and innovation. Radio Flyer is proud to be a timeless symbol of childhood imagination and has become the most loved brand for kids’ wheels in the world
Giveaway Fun! (2 ways to win!)
First. Head over to Radio Flyer and enter the Stars and Stripes Giveaway. Radio Flyer is giving away one toy daily until June 30.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Radio Flyer. The opinions and text are all mine.