Tray Play is an open-ended activity designed for Activity Professionals and Carepartners working in long-term care who are dedicated to increasing the well-being of their residents and clients.
Tray Play is…
- a hands-on table top activity showcased on a large white tray, using enticing materials for creative expression
- a creative way to engage residents in stimulating activity
- an activity that meets many needs of adults with varying cognitive or physical challenges.
Tray Play has wide appeal, and each tray design is unique, as the arrangement of materials depends on the player’s experience and imagination. There are no expectations, rules, or directions to follow. Everyone comes to the table with the abilities that they do have–and that is what is celebrated. It’s just a chance to connect, awaken the senses, self-express, and rejuvenate.
Tray play is more than an activity, it’s an experience!