Yes I said tape! For some reason I’ve found kids love tape. Perhaps it’s the tactile feel of it? Or maybe the fact that it differs from paper? Whatever it is kids love it. Tape activities are perfect for summer time when the sun may be so scorching outside that kids just feel like spending a little time indoors.
Check out this amazing tutorial on from ucreatewithkids.com
For Ages 6 and Up
And the fun doesn’t stop there. You can make all kinds of projects with colorful duct tape, including Hair clips, belts, wallets, bookmarks, water bottle covers, and more.
Masking Tape Maze!
For Ages 7 and Up
Supplies needed: A carpet, masking tape, paper & pen, and at least 4 participants (can be done with two, but as with most board games, it’s more fun with four.)
1) Have the kids prepare a square grid on the ground with the masking tape. It can be 4 squares by 4 squares or higher, 8 squares by 8 squares. The more squares, the harder the game.
2) Designate one person to be the “Maze Master”. You will give this person the pen & paper and they will chart out a path through the maze. Sometimes it’s helpful to have this person be an adult or older child at first.
3) Line everyone up at the starting line. Then, instruct everyone that this is a quiet game. Nobody may speak. They must try to get through the mazes by stepping in the correct series of boxes according to what the “Maze Master” has planned. If someone steps in the wrong box, they are out. (It’s kind fun if you have some kind of buzzer to ‘buzz’ people out handy. If not clapping works well too.)
4) This is a memory game of sorts. Each participant must try to remember from turn to turn what the correct path is out of the maze. Eventually they will figure out and make it through. Then you can appoint a new Maze Master.