Now that the toilet paper craze has ended and we’re back to being able to make bulk toilet paper purchases, it’s about time to learn all the ways to use this paper! Teachers, stop spending your classroom budget money on expensive board games and start spending it on cheap, 1-ply toilet paper!
Don’t forget that it’s not hard to roll your toilet paper back up and use it again and again. Eventually, it might get torn and worn out, but there’s always use for everything.
1. Homemade Maze
Simply cut some rolls up, glue or tape them into a box like this and watch as your child works tirelessly to complete the maze!
Pro Tip: You can rearrange the maze if using tape rather than glue.
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2. Roll the Paper Phonics
Practice phonics with this exciting game. This not only works with students reading skills but also helps to build their motor skills.
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3. Apple Drag
Make this into the perfect toilet paper race by having students compete against each other. Work on patience and concentration, focusing on not losing any squares.
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4. X’s & O’s
Using rolls of toilet paper, create the perfect tic tac toe game in literally any setting. What you use for X’s is totally up to you, but the rolls make the perfect O’s.
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5. Toilet Paper Bounce
Place rolls of toilet paper in the center of the table and start the toilet paper battle. Works great for indoor recess or family game night.
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6. Toilet Paper Challenge
This TikTok toilet paper transport game is super engaging for upper elementary and middle school students; the trick: DON’T BREAK THE PAPER.
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7. Who Can Roll It the Furthest?
This game is perfect for recess or at home. It will help to keep kiddos, parents, and students entertained. Make it a daily challenge in your classroom.
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8. Toilet Paper Whirlpool
If you’re home for the summer and looking for ways to get those sweet little laughs of amazement out of your little ones, then this might just be the activity for you.
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9. Toilet Paper Toss
Looking for easy and inexpensive games this summer? Toilet paper toss can be played simply with a bucket and one or two rolls of toilet paper per team.
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10. Toilet Paper Roll KnockOut
For some reason, toilet paper games are much more fun and exciting for everyone. This game only requires small balls and a humble toilet paper roll amount.
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11. Get To Know You Rolls
This game can be tricky and really relies on the teacher to explain completely. For every sheet of toilet paper, students will have to write something about themselves.
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12. Toilet Paper Memory
This game is super fun and challenging for students of all ages. Memory games are great for children and improve focus, attention, and concentration!
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13. Mummy Dressup
Possibly one of the most fun and exciting games on this list. Turn your children into mummies and play mummy games all afternoon.
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14. Spy Decoder
For some reason, anything to do with spies is always a huge hit, but spy toys can get quite pricy. But, not this bad boy!
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15. Toilet Paper Jenga
In need of some simple recess games for this upcoming winter? Look no further! This is essentially a life-size Jenga and can be played with just 10 rolls of paper.
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16. Wedding Dressup
This game can be tailored to fit the kids in your class or assembly. Split kiddos into teams, choose one “model,” and see which team can create the coolest toilet paper outfit.
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17. Empty Roll Concentration
Boost your kiddo’s concentration during recess and free time. This exciting game is easy to make but quite challenging to play. Have students mark their points on the whiteboard for added excitement.
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18. Blindfolded Stacking
@AshleyCSpencer brings us into her family game world with this TP stacking adventure. Kids will be blindfolded and challenged to make the toilet paper tower!
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19. 3 In A Row
Who can get 3 in a row first? This is so much more than just a Tic-Tac-Toe game. Spice it up by allowing kiddos to knock each other out and take their square.
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20. Snowman Competition
Before the break, Christmas parties are always the same. It’s nice for teachers to get a little break, but what if everyone was involved in this snowman competition? SO. MUCH. FUN.
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21. STEM TP Roll
There’s nothing better than incorporating a STEM project into your Friday free time routine. Save up your TP rolls and let your kiddos go to town, making the best marble run!
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22. Marshmallow Shooters
These simple Marshmallow shooters will spice up any rainy day stuck inside. Create a laser tag-type game with them and join in on the fun! All day fun with only 3 materials.
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23. Stick It!
Did you know you can buy a plunger for under $10? Typical outdoor lawn games cost at least $20, but you can create your own with some toilet paper and plungers.
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24. Tear It Up
Flinging rubber bands has never been more competitive. Tuck, the toilet paper into the soda cans, drape them on a stick, and be the first to knock the can down.
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25. High Jump
If your little ones have tons of energy and you’re struggling to find ways to let them get it all out, then this might just be the most simple setup yet! All you need is a bunch of toilet paper rolls that you’ll then stack up to make a wall. Involve your children by challenging them to see who can make it over the wall, increasing the difficulty with each leap they make.
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26. Balance It
Undoubtedly, at this point, every teacher has a few Zoom brain breaks up their sleeve. This is one you’re definitely going to want to add to your list!
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27. Paper Flip
This is simple and will keep your kids busy and entertained for hours. Well, at least until they master the science behind the proper rolling technique.
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28. Replicate Famous Buildings
If you have a unit on any famous building worldwide, see if your kiddos can imitate it! Your kids will love the challenge, but they’ll also understand the true beauty of toilet paper art.
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29. Rube Goldberg Machine
@gasolinevibes clearly has a lot of time and talent on their hands. You’ll be surprised at how much your kiddos also have. Make your very own lifesize Rupe Goldberg Machine.
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30. Toilet Paper PE?
Is it possible to bring toilet paper into PE class? The answer is YES! There are surprisingly tons of different exercises and challenges that can be recreated for your PE class.
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31. SuperHero Dressup
We’ve had regular outfits and snowman outfits, so why not superheroes? You won’t be disappointed with this if you’re looking for a fun challenge in the classroom or at home.
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32. Toilet Paper Hike
Who can hike the most rolls into the hula hoops? This game will be a huge hit with kiddos of any age, especially those football lovers.
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33. Stack & Pull
This is a game of serious concentration. See if you can beat your kids or if they can beat each other! Everyone will be surprised at how difficult this game really is.
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34. Toddlers Love Em’ Too
Many of the games on this list have been for older kids, but there’s enough for everyone! This simple one works your toddler’s brain to new levels.
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35. Castle Creations
Watch the magic happen as kiddos of every age use their creative skills to build some of the most unique castles. The best part, everyone is different.
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36. Roll Balance
This game consists of the leftover toilet paper or paper towel rolls you have lying around the house. Simply find different objects and have your kiddos attempt to balance them.
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37. TP Flingers
If your kiddos are into target games, this will be loads of fun! It’s easy to make and will guarantee engagement for at least 30 minutes.
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38. Diaper Creations
Now, this has previously been used for baby showers. The main idea is to make the best diaper, BUT this could also go along with your child’s favorite Captain Underpants book.
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39. Pumpkin Bowling
Halloween is closer than you think. If you’re planning a party this year in the classroom or at home, this game is a great idea for saving money and having fun.
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40. Puppet Show
Do you know how easy and exciting it is to make puppets out of toilet paper rolls? You can find a template for almost any character or animal with a simple google search.
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41. Toilet Roll People
Take your toilet paper roll crafts to a whole new level. You could create an entire doll house filled with dolls and people using paper towels and toilet paper rolls.
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42. Match It
This creation is so easy to make but will keep your kiddos entertained for much longer than you think. It’s both colorful and easy for them to hold/stick.
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43. Capture the Flag
Flag creations are fun, especially out of toilet paper. See who can create the best flag first, and then use the top two for a game of Capture the Flag.
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44. TP Bocci Ball
This was quite the highly rated game in my class last year for recess. This is a safe game to play indoors and a really fun game for kiddos to learn.
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45. Keep It Up
If you have soccer lovers in your classroom, then letting the show off their tricks might just get them engaged and keep them busy during indoor recess or a rainy day.
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46. Word Rolls
Blending words can easily be made into a super fun game. This game will help any child visualize how words are built.
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47. Round and Round We Go
How many times can your kiddos make it around the circle without breaking the toilet paper?
Pro tip: Make it more challenging by using 1-ply toilet paper
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48. Who Can Empty It First?
This can work with tissue paper (as in the video), OR you could have your students do this with a toilet paper roll. Simply unwind the toilet paper roll the fasted & win!
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49. Lace It Up
Working on your toddler’s motor skills has never been more simple. Cut up leftover paper towels or toilet paper rolls to create this fun, fine motor activity.
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50. Ball Run
Get the ball from one end of the room to the other. The twist: You can’t let the ball fall out of your toilet paper rolls.
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