This Christmas Village tuff tray is filled with people figurines participating in outdoor activities. It’s the perfect winter play invitation to include in holiday celebrations.
A tuff tray is a sturdy, portable tray that can be used on a table, on the floor, or outside on the ground. Although it stores easily, it can also be set on a stand. I recently purchased a tuff tray online at Education Station, and love using it for this snowy activity.
Supplies To Collect
For the holiday tuff tray set up, gather the following:
- wooden train tracks and train
- wooden vehicles
- silver and white placemats
- tin foil disposable lid
- snowflake window cling sheet
- gem snowflakes
- Christmas village-themed gift boxes
- winter-themed people and animal figurines
- miniature village signpost, mailbox, light post, fence, bench, and tree props
Setting Up The Christmas Village Tuff Tray
Place a large, round silver placemat in the center of the tray to represent a skating rink. Or add a circle cut from tin foil.
Lay wooden train tracks around the circular placemat.
Set in another snowy or icy area by trimming a white or silver rectangular placemat into a curved shape.
Add a round tin foil or white cardstock disposable container lid to suggest a third outdoor play space.
Then arrange the gift box buildings around the edge of the tray. These can easily be found at a dollar store.
Cut out large window cling snowflakes, leaving the backs on. Set them in open areas in the tray.
Next, put winter-themed people figurines and miniature village props on and around the “snow” and “ice.”
Generously sprinkle in gem snowflakes.
Finally, set a wooden train on the track. Or add community helper vehicles.
Your little learners will be excited to investigate this Christmas Village tuff tray. If some of the figurines and props you choose to use are breakable, they need to be used carefully by little ones. The holiday play invitation must be supervised by an adult at all times!
This tuff tray setup is non-messy, so can easily be added to a session where there are ample other activity choices.
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