K. loves cars and trucks of all sorts, but his very favorite cars are the ones from the Pixar movie of the same name. He saw it for the first time while we were in Arizona and he can't get enough of them. A day or so ago, A. was sitting in the kitchen and announces that K. would probably really like a game based on the cars movie. I agreed he probably would, but that I wasn't sure that one had been made. She pauses for a moment and says, "I should make him one." We then went on to do other things and I didn't think any more about it. That is until I came downstairs and found A. completing this game for K. It is based on Candyland (or Lollypops as we know it) and she made the color cards out of construction paper, found line drawings of the cars characters and made them into playing pieces, and found a plastic trophy to be the Piston Cup. The winner of the game is the one who draws the Piston Cup card.
I was impressed with A.'s follow-through and execution of her idea. Best of all, it is a playable game and one that K. can manage. Since he has discovered a love of games recently this is wonderful. The game options for non-reading children are pretty slim. Everyone has been pretty happy to play it with him since it is also a fairly short game to complete. And even if no one is around to play, K. likes to drive his car markers around the race track.