In case you missed it, tape got a makeover. The kind that would make Cinderella jealous. Give these creative and colorful masking, painter’s and of course washi tapes a chance to shine with your crew during summer play time. From an easily changed-up dance game to simple masking tape balance beams, we’ve rolled out the best games to play using tape. Bonus: All these ideas work for inside play when it’s just too hot to hang outdoors!

Find Balance
Challenge toddlers and preschoolers to literally walk the line by placing simple painter’s tape on the floor to make a balance beam. Keep it simple and straight for the littlest balancers, or give more seasoned gymnasts zigs, zags or curves to keep them on their toes.

photo: Allison Sutcliffe

Do you have a creative tape game you didn’t see in the slideshow? Share your idea in a Comment.

— Allison Sutcliffe