farmyard sensory tray

Blogger / 16 March, 2020 / Nanny Anita

Farmyard Sensory Tray

The weather has been pretty shocking as of late. Today I feel that we have had 4 seasons in a day; we started with snow, which turned to rain, then perfect sunshine, and finally it was blowing a gale by this afternoon. We spent the afternoon enjoying a farmyard sensory tray while the wind was howling around us.

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To make your own farmyard sensory tray you will need:

  • Tray*
  • Small world farm yard animals
  • Cocoa power
  • Water
  • Oats
  • Couscous
  • Green colouring
  • Tractor

* The tray I use is from Ikea. It is great and has lots of different segments.

For the set up I filled the bottom of one section with cocoa powder and water to create mud. Another one had green coloured couscous in, and another just oats. In the remaining parts I added the different animals, other items you might find on a farm, a tractor, and cut up some loo rolls to use as hay bails or whatever BB wanted them to be.

The farmyard sensory tray was set up on the table to play with after snack.

farmyard sensory tray

I thought that we would probably get 15 mins playtime with it. How wrong I was. We played with it together for about 45 minutes, then added a water bowl for BB to wash the animals after they had been in the mud, which kept him entertained for another 15-20 minutes.

farmyard sensory tray

Normally I leave these sensory trays out for them all to play with when they feel like it. Because this one contained food, I cleaned it up. I would have like to keep the coloured couscous and reused it. But BB had filled that part with water (which is obviously fine, it was all part of his play) so it needed to thrown out.

If you enjoyed this farmyard sensory tray be sure to check out my Easter sensory tray and exploring patterns with mirrors activities.

Pin for later:

farmyard sensory tray for toddlers and preschoolers

In The Spotlight

Heelys Rolls Into Spring With New Collection

Heelys, the original two-in-one wheely shoe launched in 2000, is preparing for the upcoming Easter holidays with its new spring collection. Ideal for encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle, the stylish designs will ensure kids (big and small) will roll through the holidays with ease.

The collection consists of 19 designs, including three brand new Heelys shapes: Reserve Ex, Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood. The Reserve Ex has a basketball shoe style, while the Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood tap into the current Y2K trend for an extra chunky sole.

Match your Heelys to your mood, with designs split across two main aesthetics – a darker colour scheme vs. a lighter, spring-inspired palette. Think camouflage print, graffiti text and paint drips contrasting with pastel colours, tie-dye, metallic laces, foil and rainbow print.

Available in the UK and Europe on the Heelys website and retailers, the collection is available in sizes C12-7 across single or two-wheeled styles. RRPs range from £49.99 to £69.99.


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