Easy Baby Activity
J.C. is really getting to be so much fun now. He just turned one (as you know from his first Birthday party), and he’s so curious and busy. I love how at this age you can just see the learning unfold. I’m always looking for a simple baby activity to entertain him.
We have a wonderful family support worker from Healthy Families New York visit us a couple times a month. She tracks J.C.’s development, hooks me up with support and community services, and offers great ideas for playing and interacting with J.C. Last week she brought along an empty (and clean) plastic juice container and wooden clothes pins to show J.C. how to drop them inside. He just loved watching her, listening to the plunk, and then experimenting and discovering how to drop them in himself. She explained that it was a great baby activity for developing fine motor and problem solving skills. He loved it so much that I just knew I had to come up with something similar to have at home. Here’s the creative spin I put on it…
Snowflake Drop Baby Activity Toy
- clear, clean plastic jug (I found mine at the dollar store.)
- white paint pen
- unfinished wooden circles
- PSA Essentials Self-Inking Stamper
- PSA Essentials Fancy Flakes Peel & Stick Stamps
- PSA Essentials Turquoise Ink Pad
- PSA Essentials Royal Blue Ink Pad
Instructions for making a Snowflake Drop Baby Activity Toy:
- Use the white paint pen to draw snowflakes and “Snowflake Drop” on the sides of the plastic jug.
- Use the PSA Essentials supplies (or other stamps) to add snowflakes to the wooden circles.
- Give them to your baby (under careful supervision) and let him play and explore!
Check out how much J.C. loves his Snowflake Drop Activity…
Obviously you don’t have to go through the trouble to make it all cute with the snowflakes. The baby will probably love playing with whatever you find similar around the house, like my support worker’s clothespins and a recycled juice container. But using my PSA Essentials Peel & Stick Stamps made it a little more fun for me. You can learn more about PSA Essentials Peel & Stick Stamps by following PSA Essentials on Facebook.
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