Drawing Tray For Toddlers

Estimated read time 2 min read

Harvey almost immediately put some in his mouth and I was happy that it was OK!

 He kept tasting little bits throughout the playtime and I had to get him some water as it made his throat a little dry, but he was enjoying it.

He really loved the sensory sensation of the oats and he liked picking up and dropping pieces and running them through his fingers. We brought out toy animals and they “ate” the oats, while we practiced animal names and sounds, then piled oats over them and dug them out.


  • Tray
  • Oats

Add enough oats to the tray that it makes a thin layer. Show your child how lines and shapes can be drawn by tracing with your fingers through the oats. To reset the oats gently shake the tray.

It was excellent memory and focus practice teaching him to keep it on the tray.


This idea isn’t JUST for 1 year olds!

There are 40 more activities in the book and ALL include an activity variation AND “As They Grow” section, making this a Grow-With-Them book.

Activities are suited to 1, 2, 3 and even 4 year olds!

You’ll really get your money’s worth!

Ebook (pdf on your computer)


Print Book

Know someone who could use this? Share it!

You May Also Like

More From Author

+ There are no comments

Add yours