Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Masking Tape Roads - Indoor Play



A glorious heat wave, and the threat of a thunderstorm, has us playing inside, today. I'm ready though, with a plan, and about three dollars worth inexpensive masking tape (this is not a project for the Man of the House's supply of good quality tape).

Before the children got up this morning, I made a modest, masking tape road, with a small, construction paper park, for one of our Popsicle stick houses...


...using a couple Hot Wheel type cars to gauge the width.


After breakfast, I turned the tape, and construction plans, over to the children. We now have an entire neighborhood in the living room, and a road, that not only heads down the stairs...


...and into the family room...


...but loops back around...


...and crisscrosses...


...before climbing back up the stairs...


...and veering off to a tissue paper sea.




With two rolls of tape left, I think it's safe to predict long road delays, and busy children, for the rest of the day.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

16 comments:

Christy said...

My kids love masking tape roads. Yours look amazing!

April said...

Wow! sooo cool!

Terry said...

LOVE, love, love this idea!

Jennifer said...

I love this idea too - you are so right - it IS great to be a homeschooler!

Terri said...

Love this!! It's perfect for a rainy day or a heat wave!p

Phyllis said...

You are a great mom!

Mommy Of Two Little Blessings said...

Love this and the glue paint. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us! Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Whoa, this is one long road! Again, strength is in numbers on this one :)

Ticia said...

We did this last week. My boys didn't make theirs quite as elaborate......

Joyful Learner said...

Love the idea! But we may have to bring it outside since we don't have carpeting. I've seen it done in smaller surfaces but spreading out looks so cool!

Liberty said...

What a fun Mom you are!!! I love this idea :)

Schooling in the Sun said...

This is great! I Can't wait to use it!

Tracey @ www.dontmesswithmama.com said...

Love your blog! So many great ideas for teaching at home and love the recipes too.

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Tabitha Teeter said...

Great idea! I forgot to return some masking tape before the deadline and now know what to do with it. Fun!

Lisa @ motherhoodormadness said...

Such a great idea, we gave it a go ourselves today - toddlers love it

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