Rubber bands are a lot of creative, colorful fun to experiment with. They’re also an excellent way to work those fine motor skills with little fingers. If you are looking for fun rubber band activities and games to play using a few other materials lying around your home, take a look at this list of amazing play ideas with rubber bands.
For such a simple item, rubber bands are crazy versatile! If you haven’t used them in play so far, we have here ideas how to use them for :
- fine motor practice,
- musical instuments,
- learning activities!
Enjoy the play!
Amazing Rubber Band Activites for Kids
Your kids will enjoy making and playing with rubber band catapult. After all, who doesn’t like to launch things across the room?!
Little engineers can use rubber bands to solve a STEM paintbrush engineering challenge!
Put together a quick rubber or loom band busy bag to take with you on travels or elsewhere and keep your toddler entertained.
You know how geoboards are useful for strengthening little fingers? Well, they will surely enjoy making their own versions of a crazy DIY geoboard.
Music is always fun! And now you can make a homemade string instrument with rubber bands. Cheap fun!
Active kids will love making and playing with buzzing bug noisemaker toy.
Smaller catapult toys are easy to make, all you need are couple craft (or lolly) sticks and rubber bands.
An amazing STEM project for future scientists – sling shot LEGO car! It even sounds so much fun, don’t you think?
Lovely way to work on fine motor skills is wrapping loom bands around hearts, especially around Valentine’s or Mother’s day!
Rubber band car is a cheap toy you can make for kids and they will play with them for ages! We also love that it uses so many items from recycle bin!
Make an amazing ABC DIY Geoboard.
Try these pretty DIY rubber band bracelets.
This tissue box guitar craft is great to make at home.
Play this estimate-unwrap-count fine motor skills challenge.
Make this cute oscillating bird science toy for kids.
Try this messy play rubber band splatter painting activity.
Make this cool Science magic rollback can.
Try building this fun indoor slingshot.
Make a DIY toy boat with rubber bands and corks.
Play this fine motor rubber band passing game.
Use rubber bands as a building and binding material with wooden blocks in a simple engineering challenge.
Homemade geoboard on a cheap! Use egg carton and rubber bands!
Use different household items like containers, jars and such with rubber bands for fine motor practice.
Get messy and enjoy process art with rubber band painting.
What fun ideas do you use in your home with rubber bands? Let us know, we’d love to add new ideas to our fun collection!
Looking for more fun things to do with your kids? We want to recommend you our book – Learn with Play (150+ Activities for Year-Round Fun and Learning)! You will find inside easy to prepare activities for everyday fun as well for all seasons and holidays! Here is a preview for you:
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