Really!? A runway? How was I going to make a runway?
I took a minute to think, then it hit me. I pulled out our big roll of white paper and blue painters tape. I had to look up online what a runway looked like (my pilot husband would not be impressed), and got to work.
J was really happy with his runway and immediately lined up his airplanes for take off and spent the next several minutes flying his airplanes around the house.
But soon, he wanted a bit more and asked for a road. I used our road tape to make a road around the side of the white paper.
Then his play really took off. Airplanes crashed, needed repair, and tow trucks had to be called.
When he was done playing, I rolled up the paper and stored it away for another day of play.
I love the simplicity of activities like this. There aren’t many rules and J can stretch his imagination and turn it into whatever he wants. It really allows for some great free, creative play.
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