Here is a very simple idea that for some reason has entertained my boys for hours! All you need is a posterboard. Decorate it with roads, train tracks, parking spaces, etc., and you have an instant play mat for small cars! We have made several of these over the last few years of parenting boys. The boys don’t usually last long with coloring/drawing, so we usually add to our mat over the course of a few days.

The mat we made today has a McDonald’s drive-thru and a lake for our Hot Wheels boats. It’s fun to have something on it that encourages imaginative play.

This is a great activity for a day when the weather does not allow for playing outside!

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  1. HenryE Dec 4, 2010

    I love the drive through on your mat. I may put one of those om my own playmat. Other DIY Road Rug ideas include gas stations with shoe string pumps, car washes and parks.

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    1. HenryE Dec 4, 2010

      Screwed up the link to Road Rugs

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    2. JDaniel4's Mom Dec 25, 2010

      I love the drive thru. My son will love one of these.

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        1. carolinego69 Apr 8, 2018

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          1. shellyuw11 May 21, 2018

            Updated project page:
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            1. rosakp3 Aug 30, 2018

              Updated put forth sheet:
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