Neon Tuff Spot

Neon Tuff Spot

After our recent Six Neon Paint Activities post we have resisted the urge to play get out the neon paint. However as today is the letter N in our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge we couldn’t hold back any longer. N just had to be for Neon Tuff Spot. In the Tuff Spot I placed our Neon Paint, Glow Sticks, an Ikea cutlery stand and neon disposable plastic shot cups (affiliate link). I also created some blue neon coloured Alphabet Pasta using the same method as when we created our Alphabet Pasta Rainbow Tuff Spot. We turned off the lights, turned on our Handheld Blacklight...
N is for Nest Tuff Spot: Guest Post

N is for Nest Tuff Spot: Guest Post

Today we have an Adventures of Adam reader writing a guest post for us as part of our Tuff Spot A-Z Blog Hop. Kelly is a Mum of two who lives Maine, America. We met Kelly through our previous play challenges and this is her second Tuff Spot Blog Hop post.  — N is for Nest Tuff Spot Because I don’t have a Tuff Tray we used a box. But with a tuff tray you could use a box around your tuff tray for the sides. We made a Nest. I glued shredded paper around the top of the box. I made a blue Robins egg with paper mache and I had a Robin stuffed animal that made the...
Make your own Tuff Spot Mats

Make your own Tuff Spot Mats

During our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge I’ve been thinking about different ways to make our Tuff Spot more attractive. I know that Tuff Spot mats can be purchased but they can be expensive and this blog is about finding “play activities that do not cost the earth but will mean the world to your little one.” After the success of our artificial grass mat we used in our Easter Tuff Spot I have been on the look out for other ways to make your own Tuff Spot mats.   Here are 16 DIY Tuff Spot mats that are all under £3 Creating the 16 Tuff Spot Mats was...
Nature Tuff Spot

Nature Tuff Spot

If you are following our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge do not worry. I know today’s letter is L and we have posted our L is for Letter Tuff Spot already. The reason for our additional Nature Tuff Spot activity today is because we are participating in the Outdoor Play Challenge hosted by Building Blocks and Acorns. 30 bloggers from around the world are sharing their outdoor play activities – take a look at the fantastic activity ideas. We couldn’t resist the opportunity of taking our Tuff Spot Tray (affiliate link) outside. We had the perfect setting. Nana and...
Letter Tuff Spot

Letter Tuff Spot

Today’s letter as part of our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge is L. Having a toddler who is obsessed with the alphabet there could only be one activity for today – L is for Letter Tuff Spot.  This post contains affiliate links It was a super quick activity to set up. I simply placed the majority of Adam’s letter activities into the Tuff Spot. In clockwise order I added: 1. DIY Alphablock Dominoes I made Adam last year. They still get used frequently and he can now play the game independently. 2. Letters from the game Nab It. Adam enjoys linking the letters...
Kitchen Paper Painting Tuff Spot

Kitchen Paper Painting Tuff Spot

We continue to be inspired by Messy Little Monster’s recent Painting Challenge.  We have been on the look out for more ways to focus and enjoy the painting process rather than the finished product. So for our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge we have created a K is for Kitchen Paper Painting Tuff Spot. This post contains affiliate links Adam currently loves playing with his Jumbo Eyedroppers so we decided to use these instead of paint brushes. I covered the Tuff Spot Tray with supermarket economy Kitchen Paper. I added four layers in total and didn’t use sellotape. In a...
Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge – F to J Round Up

Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge – F to J R...

What an amazing second week our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge has been! From exploring gravity to developing fine motor skills with jelly sweets. There have been many new readers join our Tuff Spot challenge and we get very excited when we see a new Tuff Spot arrival- just like Charlotte’s:   First lets recap on the adventures Adam has had this week with his Tuff Spot: Fergus Ferry Tuff Spot G is for Gravity Tuff Spot using our Cosy Direct Tuff Spot Stand H is for Hickory Dickory Dock Tuff Spot Insect Tuff Spot Jelly Sweets Tuff Spot   We had five bloggers join...
Jelly Sweets Tuff Spot

Jelly Sweets Tuff Spot

We have tried several jelly Tuff Spots over the past few months from Jelly Digging to a Halloween Jelly Hand Tuff Spot. Not all have been successful – we had a jelly digging fail for our first Tuff Spot activity! As part of our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge we opted for J is for Jelly Sweets Tuff Spot. It was the perfect opportunity to try out our new DIY sweets Tuff Spot mat. The Smarties Printed PVC fabric was only £2.99 per meter and looked fantastic in the Tuff Spot. I set up a range of activities to develop Adam’s fine motor skills when playing with the jelly...
Spring Lamb Counting Busy Bag

Spring Lamb Counting Busy Bag

We are thrilled to be taking part in another Busy Bag Blog Hop. We have teamed up with several bloggers from around the world to bring you a Busy Bag based on the theme of Spring. It gave us the perfect opportunity to create a Spring Lamb Counting Busy Bag. We discovered PoundLand sold Easter Lambs made out from pom poms. These incredibly cute lambs came in a pack of 6. To complete our activity set up I cut two ‘fields’ from green felt and found a piece of Duplo fence. Our Spring Lamb Counting Busy Bag can be used in a variety of ways to aid mathematical...
Insect Tuff Spot

Insect Tuff Spot

For our Tuff Spot A-Z Challenge the letter I should stand for Illness Tuff Spot. Unfortunately Adam came down with a sickness bug so our play plans changed slightly We stuck to our original I is for Insects Tuff Spot but unfortunately we were unable to play outside and find actual insects to place into our Tuff Spot. However, we still managed to create our own pebbles Tuff Spot Mat. I purchased 1 meter of pebbles printed PVC fabric from Dunelm and simply cut it to fit inside the Tuff Spot. There was plenty of material left for future projects. Not bad for £2.99. To create...