[tag]Sellotape[/tag], Magic tape, [tag]Scotch tape[/tag], Masking tape and recently artists tape are big favourites in the world of the under 5s in our house. This past week we celebrate the 80th anniversary of tape. The story of masking then Scotch tape is fascinating especially how tape came to get its name.
Can you imagine a world without tape?
Just glue, string and elastic bands to keep things together.
Once kids find tape there is no stopping them. We buy them in bulk. Everyone gets tape. Tape are like pens in our house. It’s just easier this way. You can always find tape. Except a few weeks ago I couldn’t find any! Yikes that was a scary moment.
How we value tape?
- If it won’t stay together- go get the tape
- If you want to examine the carpet – go get the tape
- If you want to know how to make a sticky ball- go get the tape and pull.
- If you get excited turning the page in the book- go get the tape.
Activities: Things to try with your child.
- making glue with flour and water paste instead of tape. My preschooler certainly loves the choices after using just glue.
- See if they can make a loop of tape sticking it back to back.
- Twist masking tape and wear as a bracelet with the sticky side out. Go on a nature walk and collect things.
Thank goodness for tape.