Monday, June 13, 2011

Free Download: Cars 2 Activity Pack

Cars 2 movie

One of my son's most anticipated summer events is just a little less than two weeks away. On Friday, June 24th, Lightning McQueen heads overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix, while Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage! To celebrate, Disney has released a Cars 2 Activity Pack for families to download.

Free Printable Cars 2 Activity Pack

I'm excited about their international theme. My daughter is excited at the thought of spies and adventure. My son is positively loco about the whole thing and is counting down the days. To help curb his impatience just a little, we will be working on some Cars-related activities tomorrow.

Cars 2 Activity Pack for Kids

Disney has ingeniously put together a Family Activity Pack that is filled with crafts, mazes, a Radiator Springs playset, and so much more. ¿Y sabes qué? They are gracious enough to let me share it with all of you!

Cars 2 Worksheets & Crafts

This activity pack comes with THIRTY-SEVEN (37!!) pages of printable projects. These include three worksheets:
  • dot-to-dot, 
  • maze, and 
  • matching worksheets.  
And there are crafts galore!

  • Rocker Switch Race Car
  • Soap Box Dragsters
  • Tube Racers
  • Cozy Cone Motel
  • Guido Bookend
  • Lightning Bolt Keychain
  • Lightning McQueen Air Freshener
  • Oil Can Holders
  • Radiator Spring Playset
  • Tippy Cardboard Tractor
  • Tire Track Tees
  • Toy Gas Pump
  • Tow Mater Cookie Treats (recipe!), and
  • Whitewall Tire Cookies

TIP: The Fast Way to Cut Out Connected Game Pieces

One of the things I dread as a mom is having to cut out what seems like a million game pieces. BUT I have also discovered the fastest way to deal with them and want to share these tips with you below. 

First, separate all the (game) pieces that you have to cut out. I had my 4-year-old practice his cutting skills for this part.

Second, cut a straight line across the bottom of both sides.

Third, cut the OUTER edges of the bottom flaps.

Then, fold the entire piece in half, lining up the bottom and outer flap edges. Those two outer tab corners should meet.

Flatten the two sections along the crease. Pinch the two pieces together and then start cutting out around the shape. Don't worry about the bottom side. Just follow the guideline along one side cutting both layers at the same time. They are mirror images, so they should be identical when you finish.

You're done! Easy, peasy.

Cars 2 Craft Materials

Here are some of the basic materials that you'll probably need to complete many of the crafts in this packet. But each project has its own materials list that you should look over first.

Cars Activities for Father's Day

IF your husband or dad is a boy at heart who loves cars and the movie, then these activities may be a fun way to spend Father's Day this Sunday. What better way to have some quality time with Dad than by spending the afternoon making Soap Box Dragsters, Lightning Bolt Keychains, or Tire Track Tees? And I'm sure Dad will be happy to help you gobble down some Whitewall Tire Cookies! (But I bet his favorite will be making the Tippy Cardboard Tractors.) These are just a few of the great activities you'll find inside.

And if you just can't get enough, Surviving a Teacher's Salary also has some FREE Cars 2 Coloring Sheets and Activity Pages.

Enjoy...and Happy Father's Day!!



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Disclosure: Disney contacted me and offered me this Activity Pack to share with my readers. I have not been compensated in any way. All thoughts about the movie and the Activity Pack are completely my own!


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