Val’s Crafty Corner: Welcome to Trunki Town!

May 18, 2012 at 8:00 am 6 comments

Valerie is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador
This creative play activity is  brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen.

Come roll with us!  –Valerie

Looking for a simple idea to get the kids outside this summer? This recipe for summer fun could not be any easier, yet it inspires imagination, creativity, and plenty of active play! Welcome to Trunki Town!

Trunki Town: Sidewalk Chalk + Trunkis = Creative Playtime Fun

We visited a local playground with some sidewalk chalk and our Trunkis in hand to create our very own town. My daughters loved embellishing their town with roads, a park, lakes, houses, and many other interesting details. Lots of creative playtime fun!

Trunki Town: Sidewalk Chalk + Trunkis = Creative Playtime Fun

Then it was time to drive their Trunkis all over town! It was quite an impressive little town they drew. I love how such a simple activity kept them happily occupied for a long time–all while burning lots of extra energy!

Trunki Town: Sidewalk Chalk + Trunkis = Creative Playtime Fun

I especially loved seeing their smiles while they did this! They pretended to drive their Trunkis to the store and library. Later, the streets became an exciting Trunki racetrack!

Trunki Town: Sidewalk Chalk + Trunkis = Creative Playtime Fun

Clara was especially proud of her hand-drawn parking spaces. Aren’t they lovely?

Trunki Town: Sidewalk Chalk + Trunkis = Creative Playtime Fun

If you create a Trunki Town of your own, be sure to share your pictures with us on our Facebook page. We would love to see them!

Have fun playing outside with your kids this summer!


Valerie Deneen: Blog Ambassador for Melissa & Doug from InnerChildFun.comValerie Deneen is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador and the author of  Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects that are sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! You can follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook!

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