Kids love the story of Disney Cars. Lightning McQueen, a rookie race car driver eager to succeed, discovers that life is more about the journey (instead of the finish line). Encourage your child’s sense of imagination by designing his very own Disney Cars themed bedroom. With a backsplash of new paint, a few accessories and furniture revamping, his bedroom will surely become his favorite hang out.
Start with the Walls
Nothing makes characters come to life like a fresh new backdrop. Choose paint colors that coordinate with the Disney Cars color palette (such as ice blue or a mild tint of green). Choosing light colors will make it easier as your child grows (and his bedroom changes). These colors will also accentuate accessories that you choose for the room. Consider painting base boards a bright white to make wall colors stand out.
If purchasing new furniture is a budget breaker, consider painting your existing furniture fun colors that tie into the Cars theme. Keep the room from becoming too busy by choosing a single color for headboards, footboards and dressers. Painting a bed red gives it a “car like” feeling. Purchase solid white knobs for dresser drawers, which contrasts nicely against a fresh coat of paint.
Consider purchasing an inexpensive toy box and applying a new coat of paint. Your child can place fun Cars Foam Decorations on the toy chest to liven it up. Purchase a Cars themed comforter, which can be found at most retailers. Another comforter option is a solid bedspread that matches the Cars color palette.
There are plenty of fun accessories that can bring life to your little one’s room. Check out the Cars Victory Lane Blue Grey Wall Boarder. This border is super easy to apply and won’t leave damage on walls (this is especially convenient if you rent).
If you aren’t a wall board fan, consider using Disney Cars Foam Wall Decorations. These accessories contain nine mini soft foam shapes you can place all over the room. If you decide to redecorate later on, the shapes can easily be removed without causing damage.
Finish off your child’s room with a Disney Cars Smart Tiles Light Switch Cover and a Decorative Wall Hook to hang your little auto racer’s favorite items (so they don’t get lost).
Creating a Disney Cars themed room will liven your child’s imagination. He can fall asleep and wake up with his favorite characters. Getting your child involved in the decorating process will help build the excitement.
Max and Ruby, the adventurous rabbits preschoolers adore, didn’t start out on the big screen. The pair originated in children’s books written by Rosemary Wells. However, the story captured the attention of television networks and debuted in 2001 with a pilot episode. Preschoolers loved the story of Max, a rambunctious 3-year rabbit, and his older sister Ruby, a 7-year old bunny. The characters won a permanent spot on NickJr, and filmed their fourth season in 2009.
During the story, older sister Ruby typically takes on a new activity, and she involves younger brother Max (whether he likes it or not). The show focuses on building relationships between siblings.
Max and Ruby Toys
Plush toys are a great way to encourage dramatic play. Check out the Max plush doll, which is fun for playtime (and soft and cuddly for nighttime). Do you have a preschooler who loves big sister Ruby (perhaps she’s a big sister herself?). Check out the Ruby doll. Preschoolers can take their Max Ruby characters on a fun imaginary adventure.
Another fun way to encourage learning through play is Max and Ruby Puzzles. The Max and Ruby 24 piece puzzle helps preschoolers create fun images such as Max and Ruby play soccer, exploring the park or playing with a train set. These fun puzzles develop problem solving and tactile skills.
Max and Ruby Books
Is your preschooler learning her shapes and colors? Make it fun with the Max and Ruby Shapes Sizes and Colors activity book. This activity book makes learning fun with pages and pages of Max and Ruby activities.
Has your little one mastered her colors and shapes? Dive into learning numbers with the Max and Ruby Numbers Pre-K activity book. Enjoy fun activities that help preschoolers master counting, matching and printing numbers 1-10 with their pals Max and Ruby.
Max Ruby DVDs
Does your toddler love to go to the fair? Take her on a fair adventure with the Max and Ruby Candy Apple DVD. This DVD includes six different episodes about going to the fair, finding the perfect pumpkin and having a puppet show. Encourage dramatic play by setting up a puppet show (just like Max and Ruby) or checking out local fairs in your area.
Refresh your seasonal DVD collection for next year with a couple Max and Ruby adventures. Check out Max and Ruby’s Christmas Tree or Max’s Christmas. These DVDs take preschoolers on fun holiday adventures decorating for the holidays and staying up late to catch a glimpse of Santa.
Watch Favorite Episodes Online
Did your preschooler miss his favorite episode of Max and Ruby? Check out Max and Ruby’s adventures on YouTube, such as Max’s Dragon Shirt Adventure. Then, after the show, break out your child’s plush dolls and encourage them to have an adventure of their own.