The amount of things that you can do with a tuff spot tray is limitless, there are literally so many options. This one is our dry foods tuff spot tray and again, there are so many things that you can incorporate into it! Paint and water are our go-to add ons for the tuff spot tray.
In this tray I wanted to make sure everything was edible for both boys so what you see is all dairy free.
- Chocolate hoops
- Tortilla chips
- Honey hoops
- Pasta shells
- Rice krispies
- Chocolate pillows
What we added:
- Tea strainer
- Potato masher
- Mixing spoons
- Ice cream scoop
The boys got really involved in the tuff spot (as always). Mylo eat a lot of the food (as I expected) before he properly started getting stuck in with the activity. We tested which foods would crunch if they were stood on, Leo really enjoyed that part! They both loved making little bowls of food for me and Leo even made Mylo a bowl and sang happy birthday to him.
Here’s a few pictures of them playing in the dry foods tuff spot tray:
What can be learnt from the dry foods tuff spot tray:
- Sensory development – the touch, taste, smell and sounds of the crunching in the dry foods
- Communication and vocabulary for key words – crunch, snap, break etc
- Maths – volume, quantity
- Personal, social and emotional development – for example, a home corner. Using the tuff spot as a kitchen
We even vlogged the activity so you can see how we do things! If you like our channel make sure to subscribe, like, comment and share!
We hope you enjoyed this activity, let me know how you get on with it if you try it at home yourselves!
You can read more on the importance of messy play here.