This was a really cute idea I found on Pinterest. Joe (and Jake) both love pushing cars around and Joe has been calling numbers out whenever he sees them. He points at clocks and calls out random numbers. We’ll be at the store and he’ll point at a price tag and say, “419!” Not sure why that number is stuck in his head, but you get the idea.
I took an old box from the grocery store and cut one side out. Then I took a big black marker and made numbered “parking spaces” all along the sides. With scraps of paper I numbered the matchbox cars 1-11. I was going for 12 but I got a little overzealous with the size of my parking spots.
Joe caught on right away and was driving the numbered cars into their matching spaces. We almost got through all 11 before he started crashing the cars together. It was fun!