My 4yo remains as keen on messy play as he has always been. Last week he asked if we could get the tuff spot out.
I have to admit it hadn’t been used for awhile – life has been busy!
We didn’t have a lot of time before we needed to go and collect his brother from school, so I needed to come up with something quick, easy and not too messy!
This was a nice quick activity – quick to set up, and on this occasion not especially messy as we had such a small window of opportunity, so I didn’t encourage the 4yo to get in to the tuff spot!
It didn’t spoil his enjoyment: he had a great time seeing what different tracks he could make, mixing the colours together (he’s fascinated by colour mixing) and painting, both on the paper and in the tuff spot.
It was great to see the wee girl show an interest, she is often not too keen on getting, even her hands, messy. So, this was a really positive step forward for her – baby steps!
As for clean up, my husband kindly took the tuff spot outside and hosed it down for me :)