Remember the other day when I shared with you how Norah absolutely loves Bandaids right now? Well, no surprise, she still does.
Bandaids are actually awesome for developing all sorts of skills in young children. They are a great sensory experience and fabulous for building fine motor skills and hand dexterity too.
Today I thought I would share with you 8 other fun ways to play and learn with Bandaids. So grab a box and get to some of these bandaid art ideas and choose a bandaid activity too!
The first three ideas are bandaid activities that I have come up with, and then last five are some that I have found from around the web that I believe would be fun to do with Norah. I hope you love them.
Bandaid Name Letter Tunnels: In case you missed this post earlier this week, this was my big success with Norah. She loved this activity! We took bandiads and wrote her name letters on them, then stuck them on the table like little tunnels. We then added popsicle sticks with her name letters so she could work on her letter matching. In the blog post I share with you other fun ways to use this bandaid activity.
Measure with Bandaids: Grab a baby doll, toy truck, stuffy, anything at all and lay it down flat on the ground. Now you can do some ‘non-standard measurement’. Stick a bandaid to the item, or to the ground, and then add the next bandaid ensuring the two bandaids touch end to end. How many bandaids tall is your toy?
Go on a Bandaid Scavenger Hunt: We love our scavenger hunts around here. Pop some letters on bandaids (maybe even do the whole alphabet) and have your children run around to find those bandaids! They can then stick the bandaids in ABC order on a piece of paper. This is such a fun bandaid activity.
Match letters, by Living In Happy Place: This activity would actually be great to add in with the scavenger hunt I mention above. You could do this letter matching bandaid activity using uppercase and lowercase letters, or all the same letters depending on your child’s skill level. You could also have your child build some words instead by drawing a little picture of a cat and having your child stick the letters on top.
Cover the letter B with Bandaids, by Play to Learn Preschool: A nice and easy one if you have a child who just wants to peel and stick those bandaids again and again! Perfect for strengthening fine motor skills and can work for some problem solving as well, needing to get all of those bandaids to fit in the ‘B’.
Bandaid Art, by 123 Homeschool 4 Me: Let children get creative with some bandaid art! This blog post shares some ideas for some bandaid art projects, such as making flowers, but you could also simply let your child get creative.
Humpty Dumpty Puzzle, by iHeart Crafty Things: Make yourself a big oval and chop it into some puzzle pieces. Now let your child bandaid Humpty Dumpty together again! Depending on the age of your child, you could cut Humpty into 3 pieces, or 20 pieces!
Shape Matching, by Finding Myself Young: Why not practice some shapes with bandaids? This idea is a great one for practicing so many skills.
Teaching Body Parts, by The OT Toolbox: As you are practicing various body part names with your child, make it a little more fun by having your child place bandaids all over a baby doll. Pop one on a hand, foot, and cheek, or for older children add one to a forehead, heel, or even spine!
There you have it, 8 fun and easy ways to play and learn with bandaids. I hope you found a few that are perfect for you and your little ones.
And if you love these ideas, you are going to love my 5 Minute Play and Learn Calendars! Each day you know one 5 minute activity that requires no-prep and is going to build your child’s math, language, fine motor, and problem solving skills. Check it out here!
Thank you so much for reading,