Play : Taped down toys

A rainy Sunday last week called for some new indoor games!

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We started with some painting and after an enjoyable hour of painting we had made a birthday card for Grandad. The animals and their feet got involved too, so while Matt and Sprout gave her animals a bath I set to work on our next game!

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All it took was a roll of masking tape and a basket full of Happyland people to create a quick and fun game. I stuck each person down to the floor facing a different way and some with more tape than others to make it more of a challenge. Masking tape was great because it didn’t leave any marks on the people and was gentle if it got stuck to Sprout.

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Sprout methodically worked her way from one side of the group to the other, making a pile of scrunched up tape on the floor and depositing each figure back into the basket. It was so interesting to see how she approached it because I didn’t give her any instructions. We mostly talked about who was wearing a hat and who wasn’t, hats are beloved in our house!

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We then played the same game with Sprout’s plastic animals and ended up with a whole menagerie stuck to the floor! The animals were great because I could poke the tape between their legs and round their necks, which definitely made them harder to free.

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We are going to do this again soon, it took minutes to set up and the variations are endless. Next time we are going to try duplo blocks or kitchen utensils!

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