January 28, 2013

Mommy School - fun with tape

The other day I pinned THIS POST on some fun games to play inside with masking tape.  The past month here has been super cold, so I've been happy to find indoor ideas to keep the boys happy.  The original post has a lot of cute ideas.  The game my boys liked the most was making a target and throwing bean bags on it.

Here's what I set up.  Then I gave them 3 bean bags each time.  It was actually great math practice for them to add up their 3 scores.


It didn't keep them happy for hours and hours or anything, but it was nice to have something that was easy to whip out during a boring afternoon.


If you do try this, I would recommend taking the tape off the same day before it gets too stuck on there. We left ours for two days and after the boys had stepped on it a lot it was pretty stuck on the carpet.  If you left is longer it might even leave a residue there.

Anyhow, do any of you have any activities you've been doing in indoors that have been a hit?  I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks for stopping by.

11 comments:

  1. I love your mommy school. I don't have kids, but I am a nanny. These games and projects give me something to do with the girl I care for. Would it be less sticky on the hardwood?

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    1. I let my son go with a roll of blue painter's tape on a laminated wood surface (he made an airport) and it stayed there for months. It came off easily still.

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  2. Great Idea. Will have to try it out.

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  3. We have theme days sometimes when we read books and do activities based on the theme. The biggest hit lately had been castle day. We read about knights and fairy tales and then build a castle out of empty boxes in the basement then (of course after dressing up) our knight storms the castle to rescue the princess. And then the princess storms the castle to rescue the night...and next thing we know it's an hour later.
    The tape target looks fun. Bring it on, snow days.

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  4. We are living in England right now and the rainy/cold days are really starting to pile up. One of the biggest hits so far is this...
    http://thesquidsaccomplice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/winter-holiday.html

    My kids were hooked! Love your blog!! :)

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  5. We made tape roads for hot wheel cars ~ the boys LOVED it! Yes, don't leave it on too long ~ it took some elbow grease getting all of the tape off of our wood floors ;)
    xo
    H

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  6. What a cute idea! The boys will love this so much! We've done the car roads with tape before wish they are always happy with (Hmmmm was that you who shared it with me originally???) Happy Monday!

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  7. I may just have to give it a go this afternoon when my boys wake up. We have been flooded this week, in qld Australia, the water in the backyard isn't safe so we haven't been outside much at all for the last week and a half :/ we have been playin hide n seek inside, the boys are just old enough now to come looking for the older ones when they disappear! Makes for lots of giggles!

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  8. Very cute idea! Love it!

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  9. We played a similar game with hula hoops in my classroom this year. The closer one could be 1, then 2, then 3.

    I have also found painters tape in different colors and different widths at the dollar store. It is not quite as tacky and come up quite easily.

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  10. You have some really fun mom ideas. I'm saving them up for when I have kids and have pretty much been the best aunt (adoped or otherwise) ever in the meantime! Thanks!

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