We have a new obsession in our home – Cars!! My 2-year-old daughter (Miss L) saw the sneak peek for the Disney Pixar Cars 3 movie in the old It’s Tough to be a Bug! theater at Disney California Adventures in Anaheim, CA and fell in love. (She thought the 10-minute preview with the awesome special effects was the movie! She has since seen the real thing.) Little metal cars have now joined Miss L’s favorite dolls and stuffed animals for playtime. She even started carrying around the Cars 3 Little Golden Book like a blankie asking everyone to read it to her. It is fun to see my daughter branch out from her usual Princess toys. I’ve encouraged her new obsession by purchasing some of the great Cars 3 toys found on Amazon right now. I include a round-up of my daughter’s favorite Cars 3 gear below.
Cars 3 Gear even your Little Princess will Love
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One of the best parts of the new movie is the introduction of more female characters to the Cars franchise. And to start any new collection, you’ve got to add the basics with these simple die-cast cars. My daughter loves her little yellow Cruz Ramirez car, the star of the show. It fits easily in the palm of her hand and is super fun on slides at the park. There is also a new pink car (which is actually a male car named Reb Meeker), as well as smarty-pants Natalie Certain voiced by Kerry Washington from Scandal.
Once you have the little metal cars, then you need a track to see what they can do. This Thomasville Racing Speedway set is my daughter’s favorite. You can shoot multiple cars around the circular track via a hand crank. Miss L still needs help from mom or dad to turn the crank, but she has no problem dropping the cars on the track and watching them go. She gets so excited watching her cars shoot around the track. And, boy do they move fast, it is pretty incredible for a plastic toy! Adults will have fun too. (This set comes with one car (Doc Hudson) but you can easily add others.)
For some reason, my daughter loves this book! She just got it at the beginning of the summer, and it already has worn corners like it has been in her little library for years. The story is an abbreviated version of the movie with cute pictures. If you stop by our house, Miss L will ask you to read it to her at some point.
And to keep the story alive, we have added the book-on-CD version to our car. Now, we are driving around with all the special sound effects from the movie as my daughter happily “reads” from her car seat.
All summer, my daughter has been wearing the above cute Cars 3 pajamas. They fit well, with room for play. And, they also wash well. I love the pink ruffle at the bottom of the pants. We found this set at Target, but it is available on Amazon too.
For our frequent trips to Disneyland, we also picked-up a blue Cruz Ramirez tee for Miss L. She loves it when the whole family dresses in matching shirts. So, guess what? Mom and Dad have Cars shirts too 🙂 We found our shirts at The Disney Store, but looks like they are available on Amazon too!
If you want a great set for travel, check out the new Cars 3 My Busy Book. It comes with 12 cars and a fun playmate to race them on. These cars are tiny (smaller than the die-cast vehicles above) so my daughter uses them as little toy cars for her dolls since she already has the die-cast ones. This is a quick way to get the whole Cars 3 gang at once.
For girls who are a bit older, the new Cars 3 Aquabeads kit looks like a lot of fun. This set comes with everything you need to create your favorite characters. What a great arts and crafts activity for summer!
And looking ahead to Christmas, we may be getting our daughter the new Lighting McQueen sound ornament for our tree. It will be a great way to remember my daughter’s passion for Cars 3 in 2017. We are on the look-out for a Cruz Ramirez ornament but haven’t found one yet. Let me know if you see one!
Additional Cars 3 Gear Ideas
What are some of your kid’s favorite Cars 3 gear?
I would love to hear all about your favorite Cars 3 gear in the comments below. It is exciting to see Cars products finally tailored to little girls.
Cars 3 is estimated to be out on Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital in September 2017, and it will make a great gift for the little princess in your life.
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