Tuff Tray Dinosaur Swamp

Here’s a really simple set up for you to try out…. creating a Jurassic Park Tuff Tray set up. Item’s I used:
  • compost
  • twigs
  • leaves
  • slime (amazon prime purchase)
  • Dinosaur toys
  • Tuff tray

I set this one up first thing in the morning so that when Arlo came downstairs and couldn’t find his favourite dinosaurs he knew something was up.

He tentatively approached the tray and wasn’t quite sure what to do because some of his favourite dinosaurs were sticky.

He did eventually get his hands dirty and started doing some role play with dinosaurs, this kept Arlo occupied for over an hour in the garden – and then because I had accidentally included some of his favourites we also set up another “washing” activity immediately afterwards.

Nature printing Tuff Tray

After the success of our previous nature themed tuff tray I decided to set this one up again. Last time I covered the whole tray in brown paper but we didn’t end up using it to full effect, but I’m glad I provided some sheets of craft paper alongside paints squeezed in to paper plates […]

Nature painting tuff tray

A really simple painting invitation to play. You will need: Paper plates Brushes Paint Collected materials – pinecones and leaves etc. We have been collecting all sorts of random bits and bobs on our nature walks, from pebbles, to pinecones and leaves because Arlo takes his scavenger hunting very seriously. So finally putting all of […]

Messy Play – spaghetti

I often use spaghetti for messy play. It’s great to add texture. I always felt safer using edible foodstuffs when Arlo was tiny because everything would always end up in his mouth. You will need: Spaghetti Food colouring Vinegar Olive oil I’ve tried various different methods and this is the one which works best for […]

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