Day 5 of our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge means the letter E. It is the perfect time of year to create an Easter Tuff Spot. It doesn’t seem five minutes ago we made our Plastic Egg Guttering activity last year!
Our Easter Tuff Spot gave us the ideal opportunity to make our own artificial grass mat. The greengrocers fake grass turf was fairly easy to create from the 1m x 1m grass I purchased from Ebay. I took our Blue Tuff Spot (affiliate link) and artificial grass outside and cut the mat to fit inside the Tuff Spot. It was quite a messy procedure so I’m glad I did it outside. Within a few moments I had an artificial grass mat that we can reuse for many future Tuff Spot activities.
Our Easter Tuff Spot contained the following (clockwise – contains affiliate links):
* A field of pom-pom spring lambs. These were purchased from PoundLand
* A rabbit tin from Marks and Spencer, a rabbit toy that Nana made for Adam last Easter and a small bird house
* Another Wooden Tree Stand from Baker Ross (two in a pack) and more wooden Easter decorations
* An Easter basket which contained plastic Easter eggs that held small chicks inside.
* A wooden pen for the chicks
* An egg carton containing three chicks in their eggs that Nana crocheted
* A hen house purchased last year from Tesco along with a hen egg timer and a chirping chick both from Poundland
* In the middle of the Tuff Spot are two egg cartons with more plastic eggs with chicks inside
Adam headed straight for the crotched chicks that Nana created for his first Easter. He took each one out of their egg and kissed each one in turn.
He then found the plastic Easter eggs. When playing with them he realised they opened and discovered a chick was inside. Adam spent ages opening each egg and counting how many chicks he found.
The tree and small wooden Easter decorations were fantastic for developing Adams fine motor skills. He spent ages hooking each character onto the tree and admiring his handy work.
Adam was convinced the pom pom sheep were all Timmy from Timmy Time. He made each one jump over the fence and said “hello Timmy” to each one.
The great thing about our Easter Tuff Spot is that Adam is able to return to it several times and he discovers a new item to play with each visit.
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Washi Tape Easter Eggs // Teach me Mommy
An invitation to decorate Easter Cards // Crafty Kids At Home
Resurrection Garden Sensory Play // Schooling a Monkey
PEEPS Candy Science // Schooling a Monkey
PEEPS Engineering Activities // Schooling a Monkey
Messy Play: Dyeing Easter Eggs // Schooling a Monkey
Easter Tuff Spot Play // Adventures of Adam
Bunny Books and Sight Word Games // My Bright Firefly
Natural Materials Easter Craft for Kids // Fun With A Message
Easter Egg Puffy Paint, with a Montessori Twist! // Study at Home Mama
Tuff Spot A-Z Blog Hop:
Today We’re Going On An Adventure is joining us for our Tuff Spot A-Z Blog Hop. Take a look at their E is for Egg Tuff Spot. A fantastic Tuff Spot activity for fine motor skills, problem solving and colour recognition!
Other Tuff Spot activities beginning with E:
Elmer the Elephant, Eye droppers, Edible Play, Easter Eggs, Experiments, Egg Cartons, Earth
Mondays Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge letter is F.
Feathers, Flowers, Foil, Fabric scraps, Farm, Fine Motor Skills, Finger Paint, Foam, Fort Building, Fairy Garden, Frozen, Frogs
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