It was another gray, rainy day around these parts. Cabin fever has struck us hard. I didn't want the peanut to watch more television, and he was acting sick of all his toys. I searched my cabinets for something that would keep him occupied. I came back with a roll of masking tape. In a matter of minutes, I had created this on my floor. (Sorry for the poor contrast in this pic. I have beige-ish rugs which seems to blend right in with the beige tape. Side note: If you chose to do something like this activity, painter's tape would probably be a better idea for hardwood floors).
We did a few things with this set up. I called out things like, "hop to the triangle" or "crawl to the square." This was a great way to get out some pent up energy. We also had him move his Little people to a certain shape. Eventually, once the novelty of this activity wore off, he transferred into pretend play with his Little people and farm house. Each shape became a pen for different animals, and the farmer went around feeding the animals. He had a blast!
Have you ever used a roll of tape to keep your kids busy? Get some out today and try it!
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