Our tuff tray has certainly had plenty of use over the last few months thanks to us spending so much time in the garden. It comes out most days, mostly just as a handy spot for putting out a selection of toys, but every so often, I like to set up some small world play in it. The latest set-up was a dinosaur swamp and the children loved it.
Our dinosaur swamp was made using large sticks, pieces of bark and handfuls of long grass. I then poured some water in to the tuff tray, added a few toy dinosaurs and we were ready to play.
Naturally, Thomas’s first reaction was to step straight into the tuff tray and paddle in the water.
He was soon happily playing with his dinosaurs, moving them around the tray and splashing them in the water.
After a while, Sophie came to join in the fun. Of course, she was soon paddling in the tuff tray too.
She had lots of fun picking up the handfuls of long wet grass and moving them around the tuff tray before deciding to give herself some ‘swamp hair’.
I loved how something as simple as sticks, grass and water along with a few dinosaur toys provided so much fun. The children had a wonderful time splashing around and loved having some sensory play. It’s definitely something we’ll be doing again in the tuff tray.