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!

Host a dance party
Help those wiggles worms let it all out with dry erase tape (markers too!) and Simon Says-like movements (think: jump up or twirl around). To play the game, layout the instruction pieces in a circle. Then have little players go from start to finish, completing all the movements along the way. The part we love? How quickly the game can change when you wipe away old instructions and replace them with new movements. Shake, wiggle and roll!

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