Get active and learn with tape! Try out these fun and creative ways to learn indoors with your preschooler or toddler!
I have a thing with tape. I kind of like it…. just a little.
Okay, maybe a lot! It comes in handy for activities, especially for active ways to learn pretty much anything!
The great thing about tape is it gets the kids moving indoors.
When its too hot, or too cold to be moving outside doing activities with sidewalk chalk, you can come inside and learn with tape!
25 ways to learn indoors with tape, not just learn either, but active learning! It will be lots of fun this winter when we’re stuck indoors!
Ways to Learn Indoors with Tape: ABCs, Letters and other Literacy Activities
- Create a tape maze to have the kids find their way through the alphabet from A to Z.
- And Next Comes L like to just have the kids make tape letters. – And Next Comes L
- Tape out large tape letters on the floor for the kids to walk along like Words of His Heart
- 3 Dinosaurs outlines those same taped letters with objects from around the house.
- Make a spelling mat (or math mat) with taped letters with an idea from Banana Splits
Plus, be inspired by our 50 Incredible Alphabet Activities!
Ways to Learn Indoors with Tape: 123s, Numbers, and other Math Activities
- JDaniel4′ Mom uses a road of tape as an activity course for kids to count through and do something before continuing on.
- Create a tape maze to have the kids find their way and count (hint: adjust the numbers to their ability!).
- For older kids, learn about perimeter and areas of shapes, with an idea from Day Dreaming Maths
- Practice numbers with some hopscotch, adjust the numbers to what they’re working on, just like Totally Tots
- Use tape pieces to count, try mitten math, or make it whatever theme works for the season or holiday, from Toddler Approved.
Plus, you’ll find many activities in our 40 Awesome Number Activities for Preschoolers.
Ways to Learn Indoors with Tape: Shape Activities
- Tape out shapes on the floor and roll a ball across to see what shape it lands on.
- Make a graph with tape and sort blocks by shape, or even color.
- Play an active tape shape game to learn shapes, and even sneak in letters from Toddler Approved.
- Play bean bags to work on shapes and numbers with Somewhat Muddled Musings.
- Tape shapes and walk along them, but also count their sides and match up numbers, like I Can Teach My Child.
- Match cutout shapes to big shapes taped on the floor, from Toddler Approved.
- Tape out shapes on the floor and fill them in with blocks, it takes skill to fill it up just right.
- Check up on place value with taped number lines.
- Trace giant numbers taped to the floor! What will you trace with?
Bonus: Find other fun ways to learn shapes with toddlers.
Ways to Learn Indoors with Tape: Practice Gross and Fine Motor Skills
- Make a giant tape road through the house to drive through.
- Make road tracks from tape all around the house (literally, on the walls, chairs, everything!) like Modern Parents Messy Kids.
- Set up lines of tape as a goal to jump to. How far can the kids jump?
- Practice balancing while walking along lines of tape. Even blow pom poms along them.
- Or balance along the lines of tape while picking up objects with an idea from Smiling Colors.
- Crawl and carefully pick pom poms off of tape through a giant spider web of tape.
- Throw newspapers at a giant tape spider web to see how many you can stick!
- Pull pieces of tape off, like Mama.Papa.Bubba! It’s great fine motor practice!
- Go apple picking inside – on a tape tree – for a fun gross motor activity!
Bonus: Get preschoolers moving and learning all sorts of ways with