We had some home remodeling and needed J centralized to one place for quite awhile. This was my solution. I set up a highway system on the kitchen floor using painter’s tape. This took me about 5-10 minutes. J loved the surprise we had for him! He later made 2 requests that were easy to add on. 1. A garage to park some cars (my version is on the bottom right side of the pic) 2. Destination states (he’s VERY into states and geography right now. I definitely accomodated him on this one since it’s educational too. I let him choose the states and just cut them out of construction paper and taped them down to the end of each roadway.)
This would be an excellent choice for a winter activity when everyone’s stuck inside! Since painter’s tape is not cheap I tend to leave these up for awhile whenever we set something up for him. And I reuse the tape to make other things (letters, shapes, numbers,…).
**ETA: A reader recently shared her adaptation to this activity. It is such a good idea, I wanted to share. She placed the tape onto a blanket so she can now bring out the homemade roads anytime she wants. Check it out here! She also created a cute homemade town around the roads.