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Outdoor Truck Track for Kids

My kids all love playing trucks. My two year old little boy loves his Tonka trucks and Caterpillar Trucks, he even got a brand new set for his birthday this winter. Now that the weather is improving and he can spend more time outside I wanted to create a fun outdoor area where he could drive his trucks, build, and move dirt all day long. He loves to move rocks, dirt, sticks, and everything else he can get his grimy little hands on while he plays. So we wanted to create something that was confined and allowed him to get things he could move safely and easily.

I came across this fun little area on Pinterest and knew right away I had to try to replicate it. We found some stones, some pavers, picked up some sand at the hardware store, found some pinecones, and some sticks and twigs for him to move and pickup and set to work creating a fun little zone just for him. It was simple, inexpensive and fast once we got started. Now he can play construction site all day long with his friends, siblings, or all by himself. Check out some of the ideas we used and feel free to create your own little construction zone! Thank you to Cute DIY Projects for some incredible ideas! 

Toobeez Building Toys

My kids love Legos. Therefore, we spend probably 85% of our time indoors building legos. So when a friend recommended these toys I knew I had to check them out. Toobeez are like oversized K’nex toys. Like Legos they teaching critical thinking, spatial understanding, nurture creativity and working together.

Toobeez comes in sets of 50 or 150. Toobeez consists of long, medium, and small poles that connect with ball joints. Also, you can put sheets, or cloth coverings on them (each set comes with a few) to create tents, forts, etc.

We purchased one set and were gifted another set. Since then my kids have been in building mode for days. We have already perfected the fort, and we have fallen in love with the airplane. My daughter, who’s current obsession is Moana, did find a way to create a sailboat. The building possibilities are endless. Kids can create and build all day long. It is fairly simple to begin, and the more you do it the adept you get at putting the pieces together and taking them apart.

toobeez building toys tent

Check out Toobeez for a fun building alternative, and be sure to see some of the interesting building ideas. Also, you can look Toobeez up on Pinterest for dozens of building ideas.