Re-imaging the classic arcade game with CD Air Hockey.
Who doesn’t need a random toddler game in their life? CD Air Hockey is perfect to pass the time and add a few toddler giggles to your life.
I love when an activity uses recycled materials, and I can’t be the only one with stacks and stacks of old CDs lying around the house. They were just waiting for an activity like this!
This activity was born from my beloved toddler getting into a drawer he wasn’t supposed to. Classic. Sam got a hold of a bunch of CDs and I noticed him whizzing them around the hardwood floors.
I loved the idea of how he was winging the CDs down the hall and thought all that was missing was a target… [insert mental image of a scheming activity crazed mom having a light bulb moment.]
How to make CD Air Hockey.
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- Cereal box
I cut a large rectangle into a cereal box and taped it to the floor. Taping it was key! Otherwise the box moves and/or there a lip separating the floor and the box – the CDs won’t slide in. But with the tape: it’s money.
I set Sam up his target with all his “pieces” aka blank CDs that I’m never going to use. The way he shoots them along the floor looks just like toddler air hockey, hence the name of the activity.
I’m doing a great job raising him and preparing him for all future arcade gaming.
Once he filled the box with CDs, it was easy enough for him to pull them out and start his game all over again. That sort of self-restarting is exactly what I’m looking for in a toddler activity. Let’s here it for a little toddler independence.
CD Air Hockey was a great activity for us. I Loved the gross motor skills at play and the hand-eye coordination to glide those CDs along the floor. Two solid thumbs up from our family.
Do you think you’d like to play CD Air Hockey?