We love messy play in our house! A few months back I bought the best thing from Ebay UK- a Tuff Spot. I had a few of them in my classroom and they were great for so many activities. I didn’t think you could get them outside of school based catalogues but I happened upon one and jumped at the chance to buy it! I also treated myself to ‘The Little Book of Tuff Spot Activities’- not sure why as I have a whole hard-drive full of planning but I am a sucker for those little books.
Little G spent about 4 hours in the Tuff Spot today, rolling and scooping, cutting and moulding. She asked if she could ‘make cakes’ so I fetched some silicone cake moulds for her to use. She ended up using them to make mini sandcastles. After she had made a few of these mini castles she told me they were ‘magnificent’. I don’t think I have ever used that word in front of her so she has picked it up from somewhere else. I was very impressed with her for using it correctly! Her vocabulary does astound me sometimes it really does (read about how I talk to my toddler here).
What messy play activities do you enjoy?
Take a look at the other posts in the ‘Tuff Spot Ideas‘ series to see what else we have done with it.