Sink And Float Tuff Tray

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *)  Erin loves doing experiments, especially if it’s something that involves water. Something simple to use the Tuff Tray* for is a sink and float experiment. What you’ll need Chalk or pens to write on the Tuff Tray Large container for the water Random selection of items from around the house We started out by marking off different areas of the Tuff Tray. I did think about putting different pieces of card down for each section (sink and float) but then quickly realised that they would get really wet and

Ice Cream Shop Tuff Tray

AD | Contains affiliate links marked with * For as long as Erin has understood the idea of imaginative play she has loved the idea of an ice cream shop. There have been so many days where she has stood in her playhouse and pretended to sell us ice creams. So, when I decided to set up a Tuff Tray* with the same idea, I knew that it would be a hit. What you will need: Something to act as ice cream. We used foaming soap in a couple of different colours Ice cream scoops Ice cream cones (real or plastic),

Fingerprint Tree Paintings

AD | Post contains affiliate links marked with * We have loved playing with our Tuff Tray* over the last couple of months but regardless of what you see on Pinterest, they don’t have to be really complicated or look beautiful. Instead, sometimes a Tuff Tray can be a really simple idea and that’s why we did some finger painting to make a tree. What you’ll need: Large sheet of paper Paints, pens and paint sticks* Pot of water Cleaning wipes We started off by drawing the tree on to the paper with a brown paint stick. This meant that

Witches Potion Tuff Tray

AD | Contains affiliate links marked with * When it comes to our Tuff Tray* one of Erin’s favourite things to do is to mix things. It doesn’t really seem to matter too much about what it is, but she really loves putting things into water. One of her favourite things to watch is Room On The Broom* so I thought what better than to make up a tray for mixing together a witch’s potion. What you’ll need: Large mixing bowl Petals Toy spiders and bats Coloured water Sticks or spoons for mixing Small pots of ingredients such as lentils,

Construction Site Tuff Tray

Post contains affiliate links (marked with *) Today I’m bringing you another really easy Tuff Tray* idea with things you might have laying around the house and garden. I don’t like to spend loads of money on new items or complicated set ups so I always like to use things we already have to hand. This is how we put together a simple Construction Site Tuff Tray. What you’ll need: Construction vehicles* Construction signs Black paper and white chalk (for the road) Building materials (we used mud, grass, cornflakes, red lentils, rice crispies, sand and small stones) On the morning I

Experiments With Water Tuff Tray

Post contains affiliate links (marked with *) When we first got the Tuff Tray* I didn’t really know what to do with it. Honestly, I think I was a bit overwhelmed by seeing all of these Instagram perfect trays. I am really not all that creative and I also didn’t want to spend loads of money on really cool and interesting accessories. So, recently I put together a really easy Tuff Tray for Erin based on her favourite subject; Science! What you’ll need: Empty plastic bottles Food colouring Water Science equipment (such as beakers, test tubes etc.) Spoons Any additional

Frozen Flowers Sensory Ice Play

AD | Post contains affiliate links (marked with *) I’m honestly not one of those really parents who can come up with really interesting and creative things to do with Erin unless it’s a print out of some kind, a toy that already exists or card/ board games. It’s just not me. However, recently we have been spending a lot of time in the garden and I wanted to do something a bit different with Erin so I decided to try to use the Tuff Tray* a bit more. Something we haven’t done a lot of with Erin is playing

Painting With Dinosaurs Tuff Tray

AD | Post contains affiliate links (marked with *) Being stuck at home for the majority of the week has meant that I have had to entertain Erin a lot more than I normally would. We have gone from her being at nursery for 4 days a week so being home all the time and we definitely don’t have enough new toys stashed away to keep her excited about what we’re doing during the day. Seeing as we’ve been out in the garden a lot I thought it was about time that we made the most of our Tuff Tray*,