Today’s activity as part of our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge was initiated by Adam. When our Tuff Spot stand had just been delivered I was experimenting to see how easy it was to adjust its height with the Tuff Spot Tray (affiliate link) still in place. I had three sides at their lowest setting and set one side to its highest setting. Adam took one look at it, grabbed his cars and then spent the next hour using the Tuff Spot as a ramp. Our G is for Gravity Tuff Spot activity was created.
To introduce the concept of gravity to a toddler I used balls purchased from PoundLand. I set our Tuff Spot Stand so that one side was high whilst the other sides were at their lowest setting. I placed two empty Pringle tins and a cardboard bottle bag inside the Tuff Spot.
As soon as Adam saw the balls he knew what to do! He spent ages rolling the ball down the Tuff Spot and attempt to get them to land in one of the tubes. Whilst playing I kept saying “what goes up must go down” and explaining that gravity pulls the balls down. A child is never to young to start hearing scientific terms.
Pop over the Adventures of Adam Facebook page to watch Adam in action using his gravity Tuff Spot.
Later that evening, when Daddy was home, we played the game again. This time we focused on colour recognition of the balls and to see if we could all get one ball into each tube at the same time. It wasn’t long before Adam’s favourite piece of guttering came out. The boys created a new game. Adam pushed the balls down the guttering as quickly as possible and Daddy had try and catch them in the cardboard tube. A fantastic activity just before bed time!
* Plastic balls from PoundLand
* Three cardboard tubes
* Plastic guttering
Tuff Spot A-Z Blog Hop
Other Tuff Spot activities beginning with G:
Glow in the Dark, Gravel, Grass, Garden, Growing, Gross Motor Skills, Golf Tees, Gloop, Glow Sticks, Grains, Guttering, Glitter
Tomorrows Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge letter is H.
H is for:
Hearts, Hammers, Hot and Cold, Habitats
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