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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Disney Junior.

“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”

— Walt Disney

We are Mickey Mouseketeers at our house, all of us.  I’m so happy to be able to partner with Disney Junior for this fun post!

Mickey Mouse is a such a wonderful timeless character.  He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928.   My parents grew up with Mickey Mouse’s wonderful wizardry in Fantasia.  My generation had Mickey’s Christmas Carol and The Prince and the Pauper.  My daughter had Mickey Mouse’s Clubhouse and to this day I still hear her humming the hot dog dance while she brushes her teeth.   There is something so whimsical about this silly mouse.   My son Oliver (Oli) is a fast little blur of a toddler, so when I heard Mickey was getting a race car cartoon, I was excited.

Mickey and The Roadster Racers is a Disney Junior show about Mickey Mouse and his friends (classic characters like Goofy, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto and more)  racing around their town of Hot Dog Hills and abroad.   It’s full of adorable themes that are so age appropriate.  Values such as friendship, perseverance and good sportsmanship are beautifully taught in this entertaining, fun program.

Mickey and the Roadster Racers airs on the Disney Channel morning block (between 6am-10am) with other fun educational programs like Puppy Dog Pals, Sofia the First, The Lion Guard and Elena of Avalor.   The new episodes premiere first Friday mornings on Disney Channel, FRiYAY!  Disney Junior, the dedicated channel for Disney Junior programs airs the programs later.   Disney Junior also has a fun Youtube channel with music videos, shorts and other fun pieces of content that will entertain your children on the go!

6/116/16 – Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Puppy Dog Pals

7/23-7/28 – Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Puppy Dog Pals

8/6-8/11 – Lion Guard, Mickey and the Roadster Racers

We like to watch the Disney Junior cartoons and then use the themes for our daily activities.   We have been working on motor skills with Oli lately.   Gross motor skills are the big skills like walking and jumping.  Fine motor skills are the skills needed for puzzles, writing, and building.  It’s fun to include Oli’s favorite show Mickey and the Roadster Racers into our lessons. It helps keep his interest.

Mickey’s “Motor” Skill activities  

Mickey’s Checkered Flag (Fine Motor Skills)

You will need black & white construction paper, wooden stick, and glue.

Fold the black construction paper in half and make four long cuts, leaving an inch around the edge and unfold.   Next cut the white paper in long strips.   Demonstrate your fine motor abilities by weaving for your toddler and then let your toddler take over.  Then secure to a wooden stick, let dry.  Then give to your little racer to wave and cheer while he watches Mickey and Goofy race.

Hidden Mickey Stamping (Fine Motor Skills)

You will need Carrots (or other veggies), paint and construction paper.

Squeeze a little bit of paint and demonstrate your fine motor skills by stamping a cute Mickey silhouette on the paper with a cut carrot.

 

Mickey Box Car Race Car   (Gross Motor Skills)

You will need 2 boxes, hot glue, paper plates and colored tape.

Use one box as the frame, and one to cut pieces.  Cut a car silhouette out on both of the long sides with the open end at the front.  Then fold the box tops around it and secure with hot glue.   Use paper plates as the wheels and Mickey Mouse ear spoiler.   Use the colored tape to decorate and secure.  Put two pieces of tape together, sticky sides in, to create a seatbelt.  Then let your toddler race around the backyard and get out some of his energy.  Ready Set……….  GO!

Thank you, Disney Junior for collaborating on this post!  And thank you for always putting the YAY in FRiYAY for our family.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Disney Junior.

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