Experimenting with Wind Power ~ Wind Powered Cars
Ready to race? Not that long ago, the kids created their own balloon powered cars and had so much fun. Today we are building cars powered by the wind. How cool is that? They are perfect for indoor or outdoor fun.
I RECEIVED A FREE MY WIND CARS MINI-CRATE IN EXCHANGE FOR MY FAIR AND HONEST REVIEW. ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE 100% MY OWN.
Have you heard that Gymboree and Kiwi Crate have teamed up in support of KaBoom!? Kaboom is an organization that is dedicated to bringing play back to American children, especially those living in poverty. Love that! Now through May 31st a portion of the proceeds from Gymboree’s new Hop ‘n’ Roll Play Wear goes to benefit KaBoom. Sweet!
Plus…for a limited time Kiwi Crate is offering this special $5 mini-crate, with all the proceeds going to KaBoom! Kiwi Crate was amazing enough to send us a mini-crate to review and share our thoughts with you. Love it!
- My Wind Cars mini-crate ~ Everything that you will need to make your wind powered car is included in the kit. Including the wheels, straws, air-dry clay, rods, tape, stickers, and a set of adorable illustrated directions!
- Scissors ~ optional (although my kids never needed them)
Each kid had so much fun creating and designing their little Wind Powered Car. They were a snap to put together, especially with the illustrated directions. Not only are Wind Cars a really easy science lesson, but also fine motor fun rolled into one simple activity! Yay!
Once the kids assembled their little wind cars, they were ready to send them down the speedway! They spent the rest of the day racing their cars.
The kids not only created, and designed their cars, but they experiment with them too. Love it! I love that each Crate also includes an Explore!magazine. It is designed to challenge the kids can read more about wind power, learn about wind turbines, draw, play, and create a whole new project. Awesome!
This simple project was as much about building the machine as learning about wind!
Experimenting with Wind Power ~ Wind Powered Car Creativity Challenge:
Here are a few of the way my kids played with there little wind cars, do you have any other suggestions?
- Blow the Wind Car with your Breath
- Create Wind with a Hand Fan
- Use a Large Box Fan
- Take the Cars Outside on a Windy Day.
Don’t forget there are 2 easy ways to support KaBoom! and their mission to bring play back to American kids:
1. Shopping Gymboree’s new Hop ‘n’ Roll line through May 31st
2. Ordering this fun limited edition mini Kiwi Crate for your little ones!