This is a wonderful activity for curious kids that involves them, “Rescuing,” animals from sticky tape!
Ms. Carol’s class for, “Before Care,” for two year-old students at Faith Lutheran Preschool in Collierville, Tennessee came up with this and it’ll be a joyful undertaking for your students.
How to Set-Up the Animal Tape Rescue Game
The materials you will need simply are:
- Painter’s Tape
- Toy Animals
After gathering the materials needed you just lay the animals on the table and put the painter’s tape over them firmly enough that they won’t escape.
How to Do the Animal Tape Rescue Game
Depending on how old the preschool student are you can simply tell them the goal is to start freeing the animals or make the game a little more complex by saying things like, “Can we rescue the tiger now?” and then have them get a toy tiger (or whatever animals you are using) out of the tape. Should the children be younger (this is the perfect activity for kids as young as one year old) you don’t need to add those extra steps, but older kids will have a great time recognizing and rescuing specific animals if you add those steps!
When to Do the Animal Tape Rescue Game
The animal tape rescue game makes a great rainy-day activity and is an extremely easy activity to do for busy toddlers. Painter’s tape is not too sticky but it still requires little hands to grab-on and pull, making it a very engaging activity for children and rewarding as they hear the sound of the tape pulling-up and the animals ripping free. Then of course the students get the tape off their fingers next, making it a number of steps for a little one to work on and master! It is not too hard a job for preschoolers, but enough work they feel proud once they are done and have rescued the animals!