Aaron Likes Cars
|Watching Real Cars|
|Car Papers: Finding Them|
|Car Papers: Using Them|
|Car Birthday Party|
Aaron loves to watch real cars. Aaron also watches
trucks -- especially ones that tow or carry cars.
|When Aaron sees a
car he likes, he says, "I want one like that, model, exactly like
it. Put it on my list!"
Aaron's list has lots of cars on it.
|Aaron loves to watch cars wait for trains to pass, and then go "bumpity bump" across the tracks.|
|He also loves to watch cars and trains from the pedestrian bridge near our home.|
Aaron loves to watch for tow trucks...
and for auto carriers.
To Aaron, "car papers" are any papers
with pictures of cars.
|Aaron claims all car pictures that enter our home, especially the ads in our local paper.||He also looks for free "magazines" filled with car ads.||Aaron and his Dad search the Web for pictures of cars and print the best ones.|
|Most of the time, Aaron just cuts out his car pictures and puts them in a box.|
|But some days, Aaron likes to paint his car papers with water colors...|
|...or arrange his cutouts into patterns, so Mom or Dad can tape them together...|
|...or glue them to cardboard to make "car trading cards."|
Aaron had his 4th birthday party at his house.
He invited friends from daycare. It was the first
time he had a birthday party with his friends.
Aaron wanted the theme to be, "Cars, trucks,
and buses." (Now that he's 4 years old, Aaron
likes almost everything with wheels. But not
airplanes, because, "They don't have enough
|For most of the
and his friends just played
with cars. They made a
huge mess, but they had lots of fun!
|Mom and Dad planned lots of games, but we only had time to play one of them -- Car Bingo. Go here to learn more.|
|We ordered pizza for lunch.||The birthday cake had trucks instead of cars, but Aaron didn't seem to mind.||Of course, almost all of Aaron's presents had wheels!|
We got ideas for Aaron's party from the following
We couldn't find any sites with a "Cars, Trucks,
Buses" theme, so we borrowed ideas from sites for
other party themes, including:
|Hot Rod Party < http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/partyHotRod.htm >|
|Race Car Parties < http://www.birthdaypartyideas.com/html/racing.html >|
|Construction Parties < http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/party_constr.htm > and < http://www.birthdaypartyideas.com/html/construction_party.html >|
We found lots of ideas for party games at this site:
< http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/partygames.htm >
However, the kids were so happy playing with Aaron's
toys that we didn't get a chance to play many games.
Copyright 2001-2002 Eric D. Gyllenhaal
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This page was created on March 12, 2001, and it was last updated on May 8, 2002.