-Toilet Paper Tubes-
I am a little embarrassed 😳 to show y'all my stash of toilet paper tubes, but basically, every elementary teacher knows how to get things done on a budget and I can promise you most of them have reused a toilet paper tube or two. And I know I am not alone when it comes to having a little collection. 🙈
So, why do I save an embarrassing amount of toilet paper tubes you ask... for all the activities. Let me show you my ways. 👍
1️⃣ Stacking - Okay when you watch the video on this ignore the fact that I am apparently 12 and cannot says balls without giggling (EVERY DARN TIME🤷♀️). But Cut your tubes to be various heights and invite your kiddos to stack balls on top. You can use other items too like toy animals or ornaments. The point is to work on hand-eye coordination by stacking and balancing.
2️⃣ Dominoes - Cover the ends of toilet paper tubes with washi tape, construction paper, paint, or even just marker. Invite your preschooler to match the ends to the same print/color like dominoes. Take it up a notch and ask them to make all of the tubes touch and match the prints.
3️⃣ Threading - Punch a few holes in a toilet paper tube and thread a straw through the holes
4️⃣ Toy Drop - Tape a toilet paper tube to the wall and drop toys through it. Seriously, that's it. There are tons of variations to this, Rea decided to but a bucket below to catch the toys and she tested out various toys to see if they would fit.
5️⃣ Decorate - Sometimes our kiddos just need a new way to create. Changing the mediums they use from paper to toilet paper rolls changes the activity enough to adjust their interest level and it makes an old skill a little more challenging. •••
If you try any of these activites be sure to share so that I can share too. And if you have any other GENIUS way to use these babies be sure to send them my way, clearly I have few TP rolls on my hands. •••
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