Kids LOVE tape! There’s something magical about the sticky stuff – you can pull it all off the roll when mom’s not looking, you can use it to wrap gifts, and you can use it to fix or hang just about anything! But tape can also be used for some great motor and coordination activities for kids. Check out some of our favorites fun activities with tape for kids:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: duct tape, masking tape, or electrical tape – different colors make these even more fun!
1. Little ones love to pick at and peel tape off of any surface. Stick several lengths of tape to the carpet or a table top and let them have at it! They can peel it off, stick it back down, make patterns, or create pictures. Great for fine motor strength!
2. Make a long line of tape on the floor to create a simple balance beam! Make a long path for kids to follow throughout the house – change it up by adding zig zags or other patterns for an extra balance and coordination challenge.
3. Try this fun tape jumping game from Hands on : as we grow!
4. Use tape to create a game of indoor hopscotch or tic tac toe on a rainy day.
5. Wrap a long length of tape around a favorite action figure or toy and see if kids can “rescue” it by unwrapping and peeling off the tape – more fine motor fun!
6. Check out these awesome gross motor play ideas using tape from Little Bins for Little Hands!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Fine motor skills, grasp, strength, visual motor integration, gross motor skills, coordination, motor control, balance
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