Ultimate Guide to Baby Activities

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Learning begins when a baby is born. From learning how to use their body and reaching developmental milestones to becoming active, participating learners, encouraging play through a variety of activities is the best way to help them develop.  That’s why I have joined with over 40 bloggers to bring you Part 8 of our 10 Part Series on Baby’s First Year! Today we are talking all about “Baby Activities“… from Sensory Play  to DIY Toys for Babies, you will find tons of advice from real moms.

100 Cool and Exciting Baby Activities: Sensory Play, Motor Development, Outdoor Play, Science, Math and Music Fun, DIY Baby Toys, Busy Boxes, and More

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So far, we have discussed advice for new parentstaking care of babies, a variety of feeding resources,milestones and baby firsts, and baby must haves. However, a complete guide to “everything baby” would not be complete without discussing baby activities .

Along with posts and advice from all my fabulous collaborators, I have scoured the internet looking for lists that you might find helpful, putting them all in one place to make them easier to find for you! In fact, I looked and looked until I found you 100 of the coolest and most exciting baby activities I could find.

Sensory Play

Sensory activities for babies.

30+ Baby Safe Sensory Play Ideas – B-Inspired Mama
Textured Sensory Play Mat – It’s a Long Story
Mirror Play for Babies – Still Playing School
Fun and Safe Sensory Bins for Babies – The Eyes of a Boy
Jewelry Sensory Box – Trust Me, I’m a Mom

Water Play For Baby ~ Pink Oatmeal
Sensory Play for Babies ~ Montessori on a Budget
Baby Sensory and Latch Board ~ AllterNATIVElearning
The Importance and Purpose of Infant Texture Play Still Playing School
Alphabet Soup | Babies First Sensory Bin – Plain Vanilla Mom

Introducing Playdough to Babies and Toddlers ~ Fun at Home with Kids
Sensory Bag for Baby – Plain Vanilla Mom
Colored Water Bottles – Plain Vanilla Mom
Baby Safe Cloud Dough ~ Lemon Lime Adventures
Snowy Sensory Play for Babies ~ Lemon Lime Adventures

Baby Activities for Motor Development

Gross and fine motor activities for babies.

Encouraging Sibling Play with One Awesome App – Lalymom
Baby Play: Newborn Exercise – True Aim Education
Combining Gross Motor & Art – Bambini Travel
20+ Motor Play Ideas for Baby – Pink Oatmeal
Tummy Time Entertainment – Hand Made Kids Art

Simple Activities for 6 – 12 Month Olds – Powerful Mothering
Tummy Time: Why & How? – The Inspired Treehouse
Baby Play: Rolling a Ball – Wildflower Ramblings
How to Encourage Baby to Crawl– The Realistic Mama
What and Why of Baby Motor Skills ~ Lessons Learnt Journal

15 Fine Motor Activities for Babies ~ Imagination Tree
Obstacle Course for Babies on the Move ~ Teach Me Mommy
Sensory Crawl ~ Dirt and Boogers
Pipe Cleaner Box ~ Sugar Aunts
Invitation to Scoop and Pour ~ Sugar Aunts

Busy Boxes & Baskets

Busy basket ideas for baby.

Natural Spring Treasure Basket for Baby – Natural Beach Living
Montessori-Inspired Mini Discovery Boxes for Babies – Living Montessori Now
5 Fun Busy Boxes for Baby – Squiggles & Bubbles
14 Treasure Bins for Baby – Wildflower Ramblings
Treasure Baskets for baby ~ Natural Beach Living

10 Simple baby Busy Boxes ~ Lemon Lime Adventures
Treasure Bins for baby ~ Wildflower Ramblings
Kitchen Treasure Basket for Babies (Plus How to Make a Treasure Basket for Your Baby and Themed Treasure Baskets for Babies) ~ Living Montessori Now
Rainbow Scavenger Hunt and Discover Bottles ~ Fun at Home with Kids
Sensory Bags for Babies ~ Plain Vanilla Mom

Outdoor Play

Outdoor play ideas and activities for babies.

5 Ideas for Playing Outdoors with a Baby – Barefeet on the Dashboard
Bubbles With Baby Pink Oatmeal
Outdoor Sensory Play for Baby ~ The Realistic Mama
5 Ways to Play with Baby at the Park ~ Pink Oatmeal
Bubbles and Color in the Play Pool ~ Learn Play Imagine

Exploring Puddles ~ Bambini Travel
Pot Planting ~ Bambine Travel
15 Ways to Play Outdoors with Babies ~ Angelique Felix
Sand Slime ~ Growing a Jeweled Rose
50 Outdoor Activities for Babies and Toddlers ~ Disney Baby

Arts & Crafts for Baby

Baby Arts and Crafts Activities

9 Tips for Painting with Infants – The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide
Smart Art for Your Burgeoning Mini Monet – Conceiving Piper
Gooey Color Paint Exploring ~  Powerful Mothering
Exploring: Color Ice Play ~  Powerful Mothering
Baby Safe & Edible Finger Paint ~  Wildflower Ramblings

Open Ended Baby Play with Wet Chalk ~ Lessons Learnt Journal
Homemade Edible Whipped Paint ~ Fun at Home with Kids
Edible Jello Finger Paint  ~ Imagination Tree
Baby’s First Art ~ Baby Center
2 Ingredient Baby Safe Paint ~ Learn Play Imagine

Baby Activities for Music, Science and Math

Music, math, and science activities for baby

Music for Math and Language Development ~ AllterNATIVElearning
Montessori-Inspired Easter Egg Sound Shakers for Babies ~ Living Montessori Now
Science: Coloring Water with Babies ~ Tutus and Tea Parties
Bucket Drumming and Stomping ~ And Next Comes L
Montessori Inspired Music Shelves ~ Montessori on a Budget

Magnetic Discovery Bottles ~ Preschool Inspirations
Young Alchemist { Science for Babies and Toddlers} ~ Steve Spangler
Backyard Science for Babies and Toddlers ~ Today’s Parent
54 Games that Develop Math Skills for Babies ~ Raising Smart Kids
Math Ideas for Babies ~ Nurturestore

 

Fun and Games

Fun and Games ideas for baby.

25 Ways to Have More Fun with Your Newborn ~ My Life and Kids
Pick up Sticks a Recycled Toddler Activity ~ Powerful Mothering
Bowling & Knock Down Fun Activity ~  Powerful Mothering
Cardboard Fun in a Box of Balls ~  Powerful Mothering
Simple Baby Game ~ Kids Activities Blog

Baby Games with Recycled Lids ~ Lemon Lime Adventures
20 Must Try Baby Games ~ Lessons Learnt Journal
18 Activities with Wooden Blocks ~ In the Playroom
Simple Play with Ramps ~ Kids Activities Blog
Baby Brain Building ~ Sugar Aunts

DIY Toys for Baby Activities

DIY toys to make for your baby.

DIY Wooden Ring Ribbon Teether – Plain Vanilla Mom
Cardboard Box Shape Sorter ~ Parents.com
The Tickle Sock ~ Powerful Mothering
Giant Bead Abacus For Baby Play ~ Imagination Tree
Ultimate List of Quiet Books ~ And Next Comes L

DIY Activity Cube  ~ Lemon Lime Adventures
Reusing Wipes Container as a Busy Box ~ And Next Comes L
Rubber Band Guitar for Babies ~ Dirt and Boogers
No Sew Quiet Book ~ Dirt and Boogers
Printed Scrap Ribbon Tag Toys ~ Lil Blue Boo

 

Beyond the First Year 

35 Activities for Babies 18 months and younger ~ Rainy Day Mum
5 Ideas to Keep a Toddler Busy in the Kitchen ~ Powerful Mothering
10 Ways to Keep Your Toddler Busy (At Least 10 Minutes) ~ My Life and Kids
30 Busy One Year Old Activities ~ Kids Activities Blog
Top 10 Activities for Toddlers ~ Dirt and Boogers

20 Activities with Kids in the Kitchen ~ Kids Activities Blog
Sensory Boxes for Babies and Toddlers ~ Meri Cherry
Simple Activities Using Dollar Store Supplies ~ Dirt and Boogers
5  Sit Beside Me Activities for Toddlers ~ Creative with Kids
Baking with Toddlers ~ All Done Monkey

 

A little bit more about Knoala….

Knoala offers thousands of fun & development-boosting activities for parents to enjoy with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Based on your child’s age and local weather conditions, Knoala finds activities that are most suitable for you and your family. Bond with your child over games and crafts that foster artistic, cognitive, emotional, motor, sensory and language skills. Connect with thousand of parents to exchange ideas on how to keep your child happy and busy. Follow the hottest mom and dad bloggers for their expert advice on keeping your little ones entertained. With Knoala in hand, you never have to worry about your child feeling bored again. All content on Knoala are free, and always will be.

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14 thoughts on “Ultimate Guide to Baby Activities”

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  3. What a wonderful list! My kids are abit too old, but I’m sure that I will come check it when I will decide to have a third one… Thank you for all your hard work!

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Thank you for being part of this series.

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    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      You are very welcome.

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