TAPE IN THE CLASSROOM | Peace, Love, and First Grade


Do you remember when TAPE consisted of cream colored masking tape,
silver "duck/duct" tape, or clear "Scotch" tape?
Dating myself?? I'm sure I am, but let's face it!
Tape has come a long way, baby!

No longer are cream, silver, and clear our only choices.
Today, you can find tape in any color and pretty much any pattern or size!
It's not just used for adhering things anymore, either!

Here are a few ways I use tape in my classroom.

1) Arts and Crafts-
This one is a given! Tape is an arts and crafts tool!

2) DIY Bulletin Boards-
Tape provides a great border for bulletin boards, especially duck tape.
The tape is strong enough to hold butcher paper to the wall
and also provides the straight line needed for the border.

 I thought I had a better pic than this. Evidently, I did not...

3) Board Dividers-
Tape works great to separate sections of your markerboard.
Make sure you use removable tape for this task.

 These cute numbers and headers are from Cupcake!

4) Booklet Borders-
This is probably my favorite way to use tape in the classroom.
Not only does tape fancy up a booklet, it also covers the staples
so precious little fingers don't get sliced.

Here are a few booklets I have ready for August.
DeAnna's Monster Mess Color Booklet

Our Back to School Journals

Sheree's Nifty Number Booklets
You get the idea!

5) Highlighting-
We do love some highlighter tape.

We use on charts, in big books, and in small books.
You can read all about that here.

6) More Tape Decor-
Take a look at a few more ways to use tape in the classroom.

 These washi covered clothespins are from Rachel at SubHub.

Washi covered pencils from Beckie at Punk Projects.

 Washi covered handprint from Apartment Therapy.

However you choose to use tape in your classroom, have fun!!

IF you are a tape fan, I'd love to know how you use tape in your classroom!

Happy Week!!