I’m back with another 10 SLP Ways to Play! Today I’m sharing ways to play with play tape!
Play tape is masking tape that looks like roads and train tracks. You can purchase the play tape in specialty play stores. It’s available on Amazon (I put the affiliate links below so you can easily jump over there.) I caught mine on Zulily a few months back! It comes in both roads and train tracks with a variety of colors and track varieties.
1. Single Words Utterance: (Stop, Go, On, Jump)
2. Positional Concepts. These are a no brainer! I printed Boardmaker symbols to label then on a rug in one of our classrooms. In the mud. Over the water. These symbols really seemed to help.
3. Opposites (long, short, up, down). Long and short roads! Even some road that went up table legs!
4. Together, Apart, Near, Far. Some of these more abstract concepts are really easy to target when building your roads!
5. Possessive Pronouns: His, Hers, Mine, Our, and Yours: Give one color/type of road to each student. Then work on possessive pronouns in sentences.
6. Articulation Highway. Name the roads and tracks with sounds. Make that sound (or name the word) while you drive over the road.
7. Irregular Verbs (drove, went, flew). These early irregulars are easy to target many times while playing!
8. Asking Questions: We named our roads. To cross my road the child needed to ask if they were allowed. “Jenna, May I cross Jenna Blvd.?” This was also great practice for getting each other’s attention to
9. Asking Questions: I wrote the different WH question words on tape. WHO, WHERE, and WHAT. To cross the street the kids has to answer a question of that type each time they wanted to pass!
10. Following Directions. We worked on two step directions while building cities. “Build a hospital and then a school.” “Drive on the orange tape and then the purple tape.”
10 quick and simple ways to play with Play Tape! Have you tried it before? I’d love to hear about your experiences!
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So stinkin’ cute! I don’t know how you find such awesome stuff to use during therapy!
Awesome! I like looks fun! Were did you bought the cars? I love them. Thnaks for sharring.
Oh sorry for my grammar mistakes! Ups
They are a teachers set that I borrowed – Not sure the brand.
I need this!! Great ideas as always. Very cool!
Sonia H says
LOVE IT!!! So much fun!
If cost is an issue, you could buy extra wide blue painter’s tape and draw on the lines to teach the words: middle, dotted lines, solid lines, etc.–it is easy off and comes in various widths. If you needed wider roads, you could add the narrow blue tape to the wide width to expand. In the process, teach the comparative ending -er so the child can see how you are increasing the width. Also the blue tape could be rivers, streams, creeks (depending on the width)…Amazon shows 60 yds of 2″ tape for around $8. Tape also comes in green (Frog Tape)…
Just saw this post from Danielle mentioning it on her Facebook page with the link to the road tape! Cute ideas! Love the “crossing Jenna Blvd” one 🙂 Thanks for sharing!