You might be surprised to know how useful a simple circle of carpet can be in schools, libraries, and daycares. Even clubs and afterschool activities can make good use of carpet circles. These colorful slabs of carpet add a touch of brightness to many different fun-filled activities and can keep groups of children in order when you use them creatively. Whether you want to use them at home or at work, consider these unique ways to use carpet circles!
Seating for Storytime
When there’s not enough seating for every child at a library or in a classroom, you might have them take a seat on the floor to listen to storytime or to pay attention to a presenter. Instead of having children sit on the bare floor, bring in carpet circles to give them a specific spot to sit.
You can either have the children move the circles around the sitting area or space them out yourself—especially if you must take social distancing into consideration—but either option is better than letting everyone sit on the floor or a large rug. The extra seating is a perfect reason for using carpet circles in an elementary library and can help add fun to their limited library time.
Creative Games for Playtime
Even something as simple as a carpet circle can become a piece of an exciting game for a class or group of children, no matter how old they are. Try something new with carpet circles to let children have fun or see what they can come up with on their own! Some examples of games you can play with carpet circles include
The Floor s Lava
Room-Sized Candy Land
Cakewalk (or Prize Walk)
It’s possible to turn almost any board game into a larger-than-life version with carpet circles; don’t be afraid to get creative!
If your children have difficulties splitting into unique groups to do activities or projects, consider using carpet circles to give them their group assignments. By playing musical chairs or flipping the circles upside down, you can establish random groups or pairs in a fun way. You might even make a game out of it by switching groups after a short time and shuffling the carpet circle colors. Find new ways to create groups with carpet circles such as using two colors that make another color or placing a number underneath the carpet circle. Use a new tactic each time for ultimate fun!
With so many unique ways to use carpet circles, you might find it difficult to pick just one. Have fun with your comfortable, colorful kids circle rugs from Koeckritz Rugs and find your own out-of-the-box uses for them!