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Entertaining kids is hard. Yes, sometimes simple things can keep them busy for hours but when it’s summer and you’re trying to get them to play together, no fight, and not destroy the house – it gets harder. I’m also not a super crafty mom, so it’s not like I can sit at the table with them, surrounded by supplies and glue together these amazing masterpieces. Nope, that’s not me. What I do is take something new, like our Fast & Furious™ deluxe playset and make it… better.
I grew up with diecast cars and playsets. They were simple though and you had to incorporate a lot of other things to make them GOOD, like using cardboard boxes and the stairs for ramps. Sure, my kids do this too, but now they can get full playsets that launch cars, race cars, shoot things and let them replicate favorite scenes from movies – like remaking scenes from any one of the Fast & Furious™ movies. Who doesn’t want to pretend they are Dom Toretto?
The kids were FREAKING OUT when we saw these are the store, they are all big fans. I’ll admit, I got excited too. Turn on one of the soundtracks and play along? Yes. Please.
To expand on the deluxe playset, we used this cool “road tape” that I’ve had tucked away. It sticks to any surface and can be moved around. I thought it would be cool to have an area for a drag race and then some regular streets for cruising, going to the auto body shop, getting a tuna sandwich. (Come on, if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you are not a Fast & Furious™ fan).
We’re excited too because on July 11th, The Fate of the Furious™ (or movie eight in the franchise!) was released on DVD. YES! So now, not only are we going to watch it, but you know we will be acting out as many scenes as we can!
Now mom, it’s not hard to set up your own Fast & Furious™ inspired play area. Clean all toys off the floor, give it a good vacuum and decide if you will use tracks you already own, make your own, or use “road tape”. You could easily just use painters tape or masking tape for this! Incorporate your Fast & Furious™ playsets (which, by the way, are the very first toys for the franchise) into your tracks and if you want, use cardboard or blocks like we did to make tunnels and buildings.
Be sure to check out Walmart’s toy section for all the new Fast & Furious™ toys. You’ll find the playset we bought, pus a street scene playset and tons of cars to choose from. The kids seem to really like the stunt cars (I picked Tej Parker’s), check this out!
Grab a copy of the DVD and have some fun with the kids recreating movie scenes!