This post was sponsored by BKY Kids.
I love useful gifts. Some of my favorite gifts that we’ve made together have been cute and have served a purpose too.
Today I am excited to share these adorable Car Play Mat T-shirts from BKY Kids with you! They would make awesome Father’s Day gifts or birthday gifts!
Make sure you scroll all the way down so you don’t miss our Car Play Mat T-shirt giveaway!
Here are my favorite three things about this Car Play Mat T-shirt for dad…
1. It is an activity and gift all rolled into one. I’ll explain more further down.
2. It gives dad a break… AND a massage.
3. I didn’t have to make it. I tried making my own version of this t-shirt before… it was not cute.
When my husband slipped the shirt on, (he got size Large) he was surprised at how well it fit AND how comfortable it was.
Once he lied down I was worried we wouldn’t hear from him again… he looked way too comfortable once the kids started driving their cars on his back.
I honestly thought the kids would drive their cars a few times on his back and then be done… but they got way more into it than I expected… and here’s why…
My kids love pretend play and our t-shirt came with a story book! It had a super simple story inside and my kids loved acting it out!
As I read the story… and my husband relaxed on the floor, the kids drove their cars around on his back based on what I was reading. The story got them listening, following instructions, and problem solving. The kids liked driving on the play mat when it was sideways too as my husband sat up… they thought the “hills” were fun!
Once we read the story that came with the t-shirt, the kids decided they wanted to make up their own stories! They grabbed a few more car props (a stoplight, road signs, and a few other cars) and took turns telling me a story while I drove cars around on my husband’s back (and I had to follow their directions). It was adorable to listen to and such a great learning activity. They worked on basic story sequencing and giving directions while we played.
The only downside to this activity was that sometimes the kids were having so much fun on the playmat that they forgot their dad was wearing it! Good thing my husband was easy going and didn’t mind a knee on his shoulder from time to time. He loved having a reason to relax on the floor and get a massage!
In addition to making Car Play Mat T-shirts for men, BKY Kids also makes t-shirts for women and children!
We had fun trying out the Kids Car Pocket T-shirt with my car-obsessed toddler and my preschooler.
The Kids Car Pocket T-shirt is darling! There is an adorable little pocket on the front of the shirt for a car to hang out in (see below). My toddler who loves sticking things inside pockets and bags and boxes thought it was fun to put the car in the pocket… pull it out… and put it in again.
Since the t-shirts run a little big, I loved that my 18 month old could wear the size 2T t-shirt (he is on the bigger side) AND my 3-year-old daughter could also wear it. They had fun taking turns putting the shirt on and driving cars on each other’s tummies and on themselves!
The Kids Car Pocket T-shirt has a simpler design than the adult shirt with less locations on it. I liked that my toddler knew what each picture showed, so if I mentioned driving his car to the pizza or football, he knew where to go. I got in on the fun too and drove cars on the kids tummies!
My kids thought it was so funny to drive the cars on each other and after they did some driving they inevitably ended up in a big pile of tickles, hugs, and giggles.
By the way, Here are a few of our favorite vehicles for little kids. Most could work with these shirts (other than the wide ones)…
BKY Kids also has number tracing and railroad t-shirts too. Pop on over to the BKY Kids etsy shop and check them out!
BKY Kid is also offering a COUPON CODE for our Toddler Approved readers if you order 2 or more shirts!! So if you get an adults and a kid’s shirt, or men’s and women’s, or shirts in 2 different designs, you get FREE shipping.
Expires: 5/22 (at midnight)
Today I am excited to give away a BKY Kids t-shirt to ONE of our awesome Toddler Approved readers! The winner can choose one t-shirt from BKY Kids (other than the organic ones) as their prize! Click here to check out the options that are available.
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by BKY Kids. All opinions are mine!