Hands-on Education That Will Stick | Making Memories Playing with Dad

The boys love playing with their dad, especially with all things Hot Wheels. It’s such a great bonding experience, making memories that last. Playing Hot Wheels with Dad is the perfect time to incorporate hands-on education, because what the kids learn will stick with the memories.

 

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The Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage is an action-packed toy that has so much to offer in the way of education. I think Dad was even more excited to play with it than the kids were! It has a little something for each of my boys.

 

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Here are a few things playing Hot Wheels with Dad can teach:

 

  • Engineering (the boys love helping to build the tracks)
  • Healthy competition (who can make it down the track first?)
  • Creativity and imaginative play (the jet is taking off on a military mission to protect the nation!)
  • Life skills (the car is dirty…send it through the car wash!)
  • Fine motor skills (park the cars, drive them down the tracks, lift them up with the elevator)
  • Science concepts (discuss gravity, inertia, aerodynamics…)
  • Attention to detail (car make and model, paint color, number of tires, patterns)
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    One hundred forty cars…that’s how many cars the Super Ultimate Garage can hold. I had to write out the number so you can understand just how big that is. It’s over 3 feet tall! There are several parking spots just like a parking garage and the boys loved placing the cars in the parking spots (it’s a fun way to clean up too!).

     

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    The kids have two villains they will encounter while playing–a gorilla that slides down without notice and knocks your cars off the track and a pterodactyl that comes to scoop up cars as they drive past and carries them into its nest. The gorilla kept making us jump…it was so funny and we loved the laughs. These were fun for making up games.

     

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    Every time we play with the Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage we find something new to try out. There’s a car wash, elevators (manual and the spiral motorized one that transports up to 23 cars at once), a drive-in diner, a police station, and a detachable jet (as an Air Force family, the boys automatically turned it into a military jet). These are great areas to encourage hands-on education that will stick.

     

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    The set comes with a few cars already, but the 20-Car Gift Pack and 50-Car Gift Pack are the perfect addition to fill up your garage. My boys had a blast going through each pack to see what cars were included. Many were ones they’d seen at the store and had asked for, but we didn’t end up getting them that day. Some were super cool like the Beatles Yellow Submarine!

     

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    You’ll love our Light Up Truck Grille Hot Wheels Organizer DIY (pictured)!

    Truck Grill Hot Wheels Car Holder

     

    Unpacking the cars was a great time for making memories. Their dad is a “car guy” and knows so much about vehicles so they discussed the makes and models and described the vehicles, made car noises, and raced the different cars down the tracks to see which were faster.

     

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    When my husband and I were little we were both very into Hot Wheels. We saved our cars, some carrying cases, and tracks, so the boys have those to enjoy as well as the ones we add as our own little family.

     

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    Growing up, I remember one Christmas I opened up what would end up being forever my favorite Hot Wheels car. It’s a ’56 Flashsider truck that looks very 90s…it’s sort of a seafoam green color with some pink and yellow art deco designs on the sides. I love that truck. I was always a truck girl. We still have this Hot Wheels and my boys love playing with it.

    My dad and I used to metal detect in my grandma’s front yard and one year we unearthed one of his old Hot Wheels cars he’d lost as a kid. We washed it up and I still have it.

    One of our traditions is every handful of times we go to Walmart, if the kids have been well-behaved and we are in the mood, we will check out the Hot Wheels cars and let them pick one out. One of these days we will have to count the incredible number of Hot Wheels cars we own…it’s massive.

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    You’ll love this parent-child coloring activity too!

     

    These memories are irreplaceable and I am so happy we have the opportunity to continue the Hot Wheels tradition with our boys and make memories with them as well.

     

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    You can purchase the Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage at Walmart. Visit here.

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