18 Genius Hacks For Your Classroom Using Tape


18 Teacher Hacks Using Washi Tape For Your Classroom

It’s the simplest things that make the biggest differences sometimes. Check out this list of awesome ways you can use tape in your classroom to save you time and headaches while making it a safe and welcoming place for your students.

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1. Reading Highlighter

Make a reading highlighter using a see-through ruler and some washi tape, or simply laminating material and washi tape. It’s a great and fun tool for early readers!

2. Use washi or painter’s tape to have kids practice their writing on the whiteboard.

Use Washi or painter's tape to have kids practice their writing on the whiteboard_ Bored Teachers
Use Washi or painter's tape to have kids practice their writing on the whiteboard_ Bored Teachers

Cheap and easy, no residue left behind! You can get a roll of painter tape on Amazon for around $10 or less.

3. Use tape to make table zones for each student

Via: Growing Firsties

4. Use black tape and a plastic bucket to create your own cell phone jail

All you need for that simple – yet efficient hack is a see-through recycled jar and some black tape! Keep it on your desk or within sight so students are reminded at all times that their phone could get locked up behind bars!

Check out more fun ideas to control the cell phone madness in class HERE!

4. Section your whiteboard with tape

Such a great visual for students, especially the ones that tend to forget they had homework or the ones that keep forgetting what they’re supposed to be doing. A simple glance at the board, and they’ll be right back on track, without disrupting the rest of the class. You can find all types of fun duct tape designs on Amazon!

5. And while you’re at it, make a whiteboard calendar!

6. Use tape to assign seats during circle/reading time!

Via: Kinder Craze

Simple, yet genius! Neon duct tape can be found here.

8. Transform a Pringles box into a cute ruler holder!

Transform a Pringles box into a cute ruler holder!

Transform any recyclable into a cute holder/organization tool for your classroom and save that hard-earned money! Washi tape comes in all sorts of fun prints and designs. They even have some for glitter-lovers.

9. Clothespins and washi tape to transform any plain chart, art section into a cuteness overload

Clothespins and washi tape to transform any plain chart, art section into a cuteness overload

Get a set of 100 clothespins here, and this set of washi tape here!

10. DIY Washi Tape Clips

Turn any boring clip cute with washi tape! Find this set of washi tape here.

11. Use washi or painter’s tape to make seating lines on the floor.

Via: Simple Kidmin

Give your kids structure and keep your room organized. The amount of time you’ll save with this simple hack is priceless!

12. Transform and personalize your pencils with washi tape

Get a set of 150 pencils for a little under $13, and find this set of washi tape here!

13. Organize your media center with washi tape

Color-code (or washi-code!) each charger to its tablet, laptop, or kindle in your media center. The kids will enjoy finding the right match and putting away their material after they’ve used it. Win-win!

14. Use washi tape and a glue gun to hang your students’ art and other decorations

 washi tape and a glue gun to hang students' art and other decoration
 washi tape and a glue gun to hang students' art and other decoration

This is such a genius hack to keep your walls spotless and clean. Anything you hang can easily come off and swapped with a new one. You’ll need a glue gun and some cheap painter’s tape.

15. Label your pencils so each student is responsible for his.

By allocating one pencil per student you’ll be sure to give your pencils a longer life span by making students responsible for their own pencil. Get a set of 150 pencils for a little under $13 on Amazon!

16. Individual pen holder with washi tape and a straw

Individual pen holder with washi tape and a straw_Bored Teachers
Individual pen holder with washi tape and a straw_Bored Teachers

Another great hack to keep pencils from constantly falling on the floor. Simply cut a straw in half and tape it to the desk with some cute washi tape. The kids will love their fun individual pencil holders… until they pick at it and rip it off!

17. Keep your students in a straight line with this simple hack!

Use tape on your classroom floor to help kids know where they’re supposed to line up. You can get some cheap painter’s tape here or in any dollar store.

18. You might also want to use it to section each student’s workspace

Keep your room organized by giving each student a clear workspace. This works wonders for kids with special needs.

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18 Teacher Hacks Using Washi Tape For Your Classroom

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