Tuff spots are a great way to introduce children to a wide range of materials to help children explore their senses and imagination. Tuff spots can be any thing which is flat and has a low rim to allow children to reach in the tray with ease and explore its contents. In this example we are using a cat litter tray, perfect if you don't have a garden.
Mashed potato is a great material for tuff spots.
You can raid your crafts cupboard and add any thing you think to the mix, each time can be a new experience with mash potato. In this example I have added feathers and glitter.
Children love to explore the texture and feel it moving in between their fingers. Smash is a good material because it can be moulded into different shapes like play dough.