Wednesday goodies: balance tape



Last weekend I was losing my mind with the crazy kid running around the house. I had quite a few deadlines I needed to meet, and the craziness was very distracting. Ha! SO, a random desperate thought came to mind: hmmm… she loves to balance, tell the husband to put a line of tape on the floor. Let’s pretend-balance!

It was a success. She was distracted, got a bit of energy out, and I got some work done. We’ve had the tape down since Saturday and she still loves it. I’ll probably pull it up this weekend, so I don’t have to deal with goopy tape later. BUT, for now… she gets a week of balance fun. Maybe we’ll try this trick again in a few months?

– Chelsey



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  • Jenni on said:

    Great idea… may have to try it with my kiddo! Possibly use painters tape to avoid tape stickiness?

  • FaerieBarista on said:

    Cute! Great idea, I get the kids foam stickers they don't mess up the walls and let them decorate.

  • biti on said:

    Nice shots, and great idea 🙂 I have had to do that when I was young, with a book on my head. Thanks for WW.

  • Becky on said:

    Perfect dead of winter sanity relief activity!

  • Josie on said:

    this is a great idea. I teach montessori and the kids looove to walk on the circle line. Next time maybe she can try holding something like a bell and see how quiet it can be while she balances, or something on her head. 🙂 you are a creative fantastic mom 🙂

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Ooooo! I love the balance idea! I REALLY like the see how quiet she can be idea. 😉 Ha!

  • Diana @ NannyToMommy on said:

    GREAT idea! I have a toddler and take care of my friend's as well. This would be perfect for them!

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  • Meghan on said:

    Oh, that's a easy distraction! I've been meaning to do something similar for "tracks" for Q's trains so I don't have to keep tripping over train track pieces, but I keep forgetting.

  • TishaO on said:

    what a great idea!!
    i'm sure you've thought of plenty of good ideas, but I teach preschool gymnastics … she can walk sideways and backwards. we teach scales, knee scales, hopping on the beam, high kicks, walking on tip toes, etc. love this idea for preschoolers!!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I really want to get her into gymnastics…. I think she'd love it.

      • TishaO on said:

        its fun! my girls started at preschool age and then moved into competitive gymnastics. it was hard work for them and a lot of time, but so much fun!

        • The Paper Mama on said:

          I really should look into for summer… since we'll need something to do. 🙂

  • Crystalyn on said:

    Her tiny balancing feet are so cute.

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