This scooting pillow case race, from Julie, is the perfect solution for indoor gross motor fun!
When summertime comes, we love to be outside. But summer afternoon rains call for some gross motor play indoors to get the wiggles out!
Creative Gross Motor Scooting Pillow Case Race
We recently spent a rainy afternoon having the most epic pillow case races. This idea is so simple, and my kids really loved it!
I appreciated that it was something both the preschoolers and my almost-two-year-old could do together. It kept everyone entertained for a good hour!
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This is a great option for when the weather won’t permit outside play!
For this activity you’ll need:
- Pillow cases
- Masking or painter’s tape
- Clock or timer
Have Fun Setting up Your Race Track
This pillow case race couldn’t be any easier to set up. Choose a smooth surface in your home to create your race track.
We chose to make a circular track around our kitchen. But a long, straight hallway would be perfect for racing as well!
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Mark your starting and finish lines with tape on the floor. All set!
Get Ready to Pillow Case Race!
Next, get your racers ready with their pillowcases. Line them up on the starting line!
For less than four kids, take turns pulling and sitting on the pillowcases. Just use your clock or timer to record who gets the quickest time.
For four or more kids, pair them up in twos and get ready for the photo finish!
On your mark. Get set. Go!
My kids had so much fun pulling each other around our race track.
It was so much fun watching them almost lose it around the corners. They had a blast! We will definitely be setting up our pillow case race again soon.
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Try More Pillow Case Racing Ideas
Want to mix it up a bit beyond your basic race track? Try these ideas for a fun twist on the race:
- Create traffic cones out of toilet paper tubes and place them on the track to make an obstacle course.
- Line a hallway with couch cushions against the walls and play “bumper” pillow case race.
- Grab a blanket instead of a pillow case and pile on as many kids as possible!
- Mark out lanes on your racetrack with painter’s or masking tape.
There are so many fun variations on this classic scooting pillow case race!