Monday, 29 July 2013

Things to Do with Receipt Tape in the Classoom


Today I came across an unexpected find.  A local grocery store had ordered the wrong size of till tape, so they were throwing it away.  I scored a box of 50 rolls!  Immediately, I thought about using it for number lines, comic strips, and flip books.  But, I have 50 rolls.  What else shall I use it for?

After a Pinterest search, I came up with these ideas:

Breaking apart numbers. You could use the till tape for one portion, and construction paper for the other.



This is a crafty one! It would look lovely on the front of a poetry book or Mother's Day card.



Have you seen all those large quote of the day boards? This might be cute for a mini version!



Art journals or bookmarks.



This run on sentences activity looks like a ton of fun!



Teaching space? The pin uses toilet paper, but receipt tape would be the same.



Even the centers have a use! Great for a clay unit in the art room.



I also found this blog post.... no pictures though.  They suggest using it for timelines (duh!).  I can't believe I didn't think about that.  Adding to my explorers unit for sure!  They also suggest making roads for cars - cute!

Have another idea that isn't listed?  Leave it in the comments.  I'll be using this stuff for a while!

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