Tuff Tray Ideas: Simple Farm Fun

Tuff Tray Ideas: Simple Farm Fun

Tuff tray play needn’t be hard work or take lots of setting up. This simple farm based tuff tray idea gave the toddler a good hour of fun play and took mere minutes to set up. We used toys and props that we already had either in the toy or food cupboards making it really easy to replicate. Here’s what we did…

Tuff Tray Ideas: Simple Farm Fun

The toddler was very specific about wanting different ‘fields’ so we used masking tape to mark these out on the tray. It’s better than drawing them on as it stays on a little better. You don’t need to mark out different fields though, you can just create different zones naturally if you don’t have tape or chalks. We used the chalk pens to draw on a lake and some trees for the animals to give a little detail.

Simple tuff tray ideas for busy parents. Create a small farm play station with household ingredients, perfect for construction sites or farmyard fun.

In the other fields, we raided the cupboards for different dry foods that would work. We only used a handful for each one and you could easily swap in other dry pulses or cereals. This time, we used the following for different ‘fields’:

  • Oats
  • All-bran
  • Weetabix (broken up into small chunks)
  • Raisin wheats
  • Red lentils

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Simple tuff tray ideas for busy parents. Create a small farm play station with household ingredients, perfect for construction sites or farmyard fun.

Simple tuff tray ideas for busy parents. Create a small farm play station with household ingredients, perfect for construction sites or farmyard fun.

Then we made our way into the toy drawers and pulled out a handful of small tractors, trailers and diggers as well as some of the animals. Our farm animal selection today consisted of a tiger, a handful of dinosaurs and a dog… what can I say, it’s an eclectic place! The reality is that the toddler didn’t care if it was a tiger or a cow, he just wanted animals to herd and if anything, dinosaurs made it more fun! Pop the animals in different places around the tray, set up the vehicles in each field and let your child loose!

Simple tuff tray ideas for busy parents. Create a small farm play station with household ingredients, perfect for construction sites or farmyard fun.

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Simple tuff tray ideas for busy parents. Create a small farm play station with household ingredients, perfect for construction sites or farmyard fun. Quick, low cost and easy but lots of fun

3 Comments

  • One of Me, Three of You 31st January 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Love this idea, my older two will like playing and my youngest will enjoy eating the cereal! I am aiming to do a tuff tray set up every Tuesday so always keen to gather ideas to use!

    • DevonMamaOnline 2nd February 2019 at 10:35 am

      I often find the tuff tray set ups are amazing but we just don’t have all the stuff to do it (or the inclination, as much as I’d like to!). Let me know if you do give it a go! x

  • Emma Lander 24th April 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Oh wow I love this and I would never have thought to use masking tape. Definitely jotting this down in the note book. Thank you so much 🙂

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