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How to play with masking tape

Looking for cabin fever relievers? A simple roll of masking tape can provide hours of easy entertainment.

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Looking for cabin fever relievers? A simple roll of masking tape can provide hours of easy entertainment.

Create a track: Kids can zoom their cars or walk action figures through it; expand the lanes so they can try to manoeuvre a ball with their feet along the pathways.

Play hopscotch: Mark out the squares and get active indoors.

Walk the line: Even a straight line of tape can spark activity—use it as a “balance beam” kids can walk along, or have them jump back and forth over it with both feet.

A version of this article appeared in our January 2015 issue with the headline, “How to play with masking tape,” p. 38.