Here’s an RC construction project to give you some quality time with the kids and grandkids:
Create a village or town with remote control construction equipment.
The first task is the planning, and you can perform this phase so it keeps you and the young ones busy for a couple months. That way if you start this project in the spring the blueprints will be completed in time for the ground breaking in summer weather.
Put your minds together and create blueprints. Put them on paper so you can see the end picture of your little town, and have a plan of action to follow as you build your community.
Once the RC construction project is on paper it’s time for the labor. Put on your work clothes, get dirty, and have fun.
First is the heavy dirt removal as you begin shaping the landscape where you’ll build.
Bring in the front loaders. You’ll want to remove the topsoil without damaging it. This is important because you use that topsoil for the lawns of all your buildings at the end of the construction job.
Once you safely remove the topsoil, store it to the side, and cover it with protective material. Now the excavation begins.
Start with the heavy removal equipment, the excavators, and begin sculpting the town area. You designed hills and valleys into your blueprint, didn’t you? As you remove dirt from one spot build a mound elsewhere, shaping the terrain to fit your design. This improves you, and the youngsters, dexterity at controlling the RC equipment and enhances motor skills for the future.
It makes the work more interesting too. If your RC construction project puts buildings on different levels the finished creation won’t be so boring.
After the excavators begin their job bring the loaders back into action to carry the loose dirt and stone to the waiting radio control dump trucks. Then haul it away in those trucks to a collection area. You’ll use some of that dirt on your project later.
Now you’re all set up to build foundations and roads for your town.
You also just provided a learning experience for the kids. Wasn’t it fun?
And look at the smiles on those little faces, pasted there because you just gave them some of your attention and time.
Now that’s quality experience as far as they’re concerned.