No day like a snow day to build a whole city!
Save empty food containers (rectangles and squares work best, so set aside items like aseptic milk cartons, cereal boxes, cracker boxes, or pasta boxes ahead of time), and you’ll have a nice assortment when you’re ready to make the buildings for this game.
We covered the boxes in bright construction paper, and then decorated. You can use markers and crayons, or tape on pictures from magazines – by the end, we had a fire station, gas station, trees, homes, and more.
You’ll notice that my crafting skills are fairly abysmal – beauty wasn’t my goal here, just imaginative fun!
Now it was time to make the road! I pulled out a sheet of butcher paper (an old tarp or any flat surface would work fine, too). While Travis arranged his buildings, I drew roads and scenery. I thought he’d want to use the markers on the paper as well, but he was more interested in driving around the cars I had set out.
No reason we couldn’t add some real blocks in with our cardboard boxes, to round out the buildings in town!
In sum, this ate up over an hour of a snow day – perfection!