In the pre-holiday frenzy of finishing cards, gifts, and as much work as possible before shipping off to the grandparents', I needed distractions for the boys, whose energy levels were reaching the boiling point from being trapped indoors for so long. So a challenge was issued to put all the train tracks together to see how far they reached. The usually ignored trains thus got some use and the boys had to work collaboratively to achieve the desired goal. Sadly, we don't really have too terribly many track pieces and the finished track only reached from Aleks' bedroom through the hallway and partway into the kitchen.
The start of the track was beneath a mountain. Aleks points out his achievement.
Bastian connects the tracks.
Then destroys everything!