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Active World Tuff Tray Ocean Photographic Mat

Product Code: EY04178
Explore the depths of the ocean with this beautifully detailed photographic mat.
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Technical Summary


Helping to Support Teaching and Learning

Realistic Ocean Imagery

This mat features a detailed and realistic image of the ocean floor, providing children with an engaging backdrop for marine exploration.

Supports Environmental Awareness

Aligned with the EYFS curriculum, this mat supports early environmental education by introducing children to different animals and natural habitats.

Enhances Storytelling Skills

Encourages children to use small world play elements to construct storytelling scenarios based around underwater themes and adventures.

Versatile Learning Tool

Suitable for both wet and dry materials, this mat serves as a versatile setting for sensory play, encouraging interaction and discovery.

Curriculum Match: Understanding the World

This versatile educational tool enriches children's understanding of marine ecosystems and environmental stewardship, meeting key early years educational goals.

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Active World Tuff Tray Ocean Deep Photographic Mat

Explore the depths of the ocean with this beautifully detailed photographic mat.


  • Dive into the depths of the ocean with this detailed photographic mat that brings the seabed to life. Ideal for fostering a sense of wonder about marine environments, this mat serves as a fantastic foundation for lessons on biodiversity and ecosystem care.

  • Encourage your class to explore the different animals and plants they might find on the ocean floor. By incorporating elements like shells, pebbles, and sea figures into play, children can enhance their understanding of the world in line with the EYFS curriculum themes of 'Understanding the world' and 'Expressive arts and design'.

  • In addition to its educational value, the mat's design by Emily Campbell promotes creative expression through tactile and visual stimuli. This makes it a valuable resource for story-building and role-playing activities that use small world play setups. Please note, the Tuff Tray and Tuff Tray Stand are sold separately.

Supports the National Curriculum

EYFS, Understanding the World

Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things, including different animals and habitats.

EYFS, Expressive Arts & Design

Begin to develop complex stories using small world equipment like animal sets, dolls and dolls houses.

Technical Summary


    Product includes

  • Tuff Tray and Tuff Tray Stand not included

  • Age Range

  • Suitable for age 10 months and up

Size and measurements


  • 860 mm