Yesterday in Redmond, Washington, it was Big Truck Day. I found out about this on my local homeschool Facebook group when I asked for ideas to satisfy kids obsessed with trucks.
Just as an example of how much my 3-year-old loves trucks is that he feeds himself with his front loader and dump truck instead of using the recommended utensils.
Big Truck Day was like a dream come true for both of my boys and they would run from one truck to another scream laughing in excitement.
There was a garbage truck, and I am super surprised that Mr. 3 didn’t go “Blippi” on us. (His favorite show which talks about trucks and things.)
Next was a ladder fire truck with its ladder reaching to the sky. The fireman gave Mr. 3 a fire truck he’s been wearing a lot.
There was a bus, and Mr. 1 tried to close the doors on everyone. Whoops!
There was a dump truck where Mr. 3 spilled water on the drivers’ seat. I think this was his favorite as he came back to it twice!
My personal favorite was the moving truck by Two Men and a Truck. These guys went above and beyond by turning the back of the truck into a miniature playground with tunnels and inflatable balls.
Everyone else just had their doors open and an empty truck… like UPS truck with empty shelves.
My phone overheated or just rebelled against me halfway through so I couldn’t get pictures of the cat adoption van, cupcake car, ice cream truck, backhoe(another favorite), tractor, and many other trucks I don’t even remember the names for.
It was so much fun for the boys and we caught a short tractor ride before we headed to the bathrooms and then the car to go home.
When we got home, after naps in the car, the little ones built their own truck show.
It was a beautiful and exciting day and I am definitely going to keep an eye out for similar events!
(Although it was scary when the boys ran in opposite directions, it was totally worth the stress to see them so excited!)