Healthy Living, Parenting, Summer

DIY Racetrack and Advil Film-Coated for summer relief

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It’s summer and with that means the kids are home…all day. With trip planning, bored kids, extra laundry, snack wrappers everywhere and hot days sometimes it is necessary to push the kids outside. In our home we have video game and TV time limits and typically I have no problem getting my son outside, but the neighbor kids aren’t always home so when he is by himself he is not inspired to go outside. For me, the heat causes headaches and fatigue and when I need fast pain relief help, Advil Film-Coated and quiet time is my go-to remedy.
When my son is inside and bored he gets very needy. “Can you play a game with me?”… “Mom, I’m bored”…”Mom, what can I do?” He doesn’t stop and when I am having those heat headaches I just need him outside and entertained for a bit. So we put together a DIY racetrack and ramp for his remote control cars and planes. It is such a great activity for an only child when there is no one available for a play date.

The best part of these summer, heat-induced headaches of mine is fast acting Advil Film-Coated leverages the rapid absorption properties of ibuprofen sodium, now available for the first time in the US.” *Among OTC pain relievers. This means that I can use fast acting Advil Film-Coated for headaches, muscle aches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, back pain, and aches and pains associated with the common cold.

I can find Advil Film-Coated at my local Walmart along with some fun craft supplies to make my son’s car ramp and track pop. I hand him a bag of sidewalk chalk, flags, fun duct tape, rocks and other items I find that are track-worthy and hand it to him along with his remote control cars and helicopter. He will stay on that sidewalk making simple or sometimes elaborate tracks and jumps for a long time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only real prep involved is building a ramp that can be used over and over again. When my son is done playing he puts the ramp and bag of supplies on the garage shelf for next use. 

 

Building the ramp
This is so easy you could probably just figure it out with my photos and it took me under 15 minutes. I took an empty cereal box and lined the top and sides with different duct tape. For his current ramp he liked the flag theme. I then just shoved 2 empty water bottles into the box so it doesn’t collapse when his car drives over it. This is the top of the ramp and is also used for his landing pad when he flies his helicopter so that is why we made a hole and inserted a small flag at the top corner.
For the actual ramp, find a sturdy cardboard piece and give it the width you want. Because he is learning to drive these cars I made his ramp pretty wide so it is not so challenging to get the car lined up and across the ramp. I also wrapped it in the duct tape and used a single tape piece on the top of the ramp edge to the box edge to connect the ramp to the base.
Gathering Track Supplies
Now all you need is a bag or bin to keep the supplies they can use to personalize the space around the ramp. I keep chalk, more tape, flags and even large rocks. My son grabbed a box and used it for his car to crash into after the ramp jump. If you put it in the bag, they will get creative and find a use for it. The best part about providing them the materials to do as they wish is that you can change it out at times so it keeps them interested and they look forward to seeing what’s new in the bin to build into their track. I even handed him a battery-run string of Christmas lights one night and he made a helicopter landing pad with them.
Headaches? Not to worry because Advil Film-Coated has your fast pain-relief covered and your box of race track supplies will take care of the kids. Bring on that summer heat and enjoy this season. Just make sure you have Advil Film-Coated on hand.*Among OTC pain relievers 

 

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