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Peel The Tape

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A simple activity that strengthens children's finger muscles as they peel tape off animals.

Materials Needed:

  • Tape
  • Animal figurines (we used these ones because we’re obsessed)
  • Cookie sheet/plastic lid/tray

What to Do:

  • Lay animal figurines on their side.
  • Place tape over the animal and stick them down onto the surface.
  • Encourage the child to pull the tape off the surface, freeing the animal figurine underneath.

Hints and Tips:

  • Use different figurines such as dinosaurs, farm animals, action figurines etc.
  • Call out the animal the child has to find and free.
  • Use different coloured tape, call out the colour the child has to unstick.

Reference:
Animal Rescue Busy Toddler

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 1 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    is able to hold two items in each hand at the same time

    is able to see a connection between hand movements and the effect this causes

    combines index finger and thumb in a pincer grip to pick up small objects

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Manipulative Play
  • Interest Areas: Puzzle Play, Sensory Play, Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Fine Motor Skills, Quiet Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 3
  • Sub Outcomes:

    3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Last modified on Monday, May 10, 2021
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