Saturday, 9 April 2016

Edible Farmyard Small World Play

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers can safely play with this edible farmyard small world. There is no worry about them putting things in their mouth as everything except the figures are edible. Kids will love the sensory aspect to this play and using a tuff tray keeps all the mess contained. 

Edible/ taste safe farm animal small world activity. Imaginative play for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. EYFS.
Add farm animal story stones to your farmyard. 

These pictures were taken last year when Daisy was only 10 months old and Harry was 3 years old. Daisy explored everything using her mouth but desperately wanted to join in with Harry's play, so this edible activity was perfect.




To make an edible farmyard you will need: (affiliate links)


A selection of cereal (or other edible items).  We used:
  • Coco pops 
  • Weetabix 
  • Frosties
  • Rice Krispie shapes
A selection of plastic or wooden farm animals/ figures/ trees 

A tray to contain your farmyard. 

We put our farmyard inside our large tuff tray (UK link/ US link) to contain the mess. 

Edible/ taste safe farm animal small world. Imaginative play for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. EYFS.


How to make a farmyard small world


The farmyard was really simple to set up. I placed a tray inside our large tuff tray and started by building walls with weetabix.  Once I had made four areas using the weetabix I filled each with a different cereal. Then I added a few of our farmyard characters and some plastic trees. 

Edible/ taste safe farm animal play activity for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. EYFS.

Harry and Daisy couldn't wait to explore their new farmyard. Harry loves imaginative play and started making the animals talk and take on different roles.  Daisy explored the texture of the different cereals and animals using her hands and mouth. It was lovely to see the children playing nicely alongside each other. 

Edible/ taste safe farmyard small world play for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. EYFS.

After acting out lots of different scenarios with the characters Harry introduced a stomping cow to his play to destroy the farmyard.  He then decided he was a giant and enjoyed standing on the cereal himself! 

Edible/ taste safe farmyard activity for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. EYFS.

Daisy loved being able to join in with this activity and best of all she enjoyed getting inside the tuff tray to taste the farmyard! 

Tuff tray farmyard activity for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. EYFS.

If you wanted to make a really messy edible farmyard some melted chocolate 'mud' could be a fun addition. 


Harry : Age 3
Daisy 10 months
Edible farmyard small world play in a tray.  Taste safe farm animal activity for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, eyfs.

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