By U READY, TEDDY?
WHAT IS A
+ HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN
A tinker tray is a tray filled with loose parts/small objects used for a variety of open-ended activities or art making projects.
Tinker trays promote open-ended play + inspire creativity, critical thinking + problem solving. Manipulating loose parts helps children practice dexterity/fine motor skills.
Any divided tray can be a tinker tray. Try drawer organizers, muffin tins, cafeteria trays, plastic bead containers, tackle boxes, tool boxes, ice cube trays or egg cartons.