Easy baby activities for the 6-15 month crowd? Yes, please!
Let’s be honest: entertaining a baby may seem like a breeze….until you’ve actually tried it. They can be a pretty tough crowd sometimes and keeping them occupied, engaged, and learning can be quite the work out. That’s why I’ve put together this awesome round up of 20+ easy baby activities (you can thank me later -wink).
This round-up focuses on the 6-15 month crowd, but broken into three sub groups: 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-15 months. Obviously, just because it’s in the 6-9 month group doesn’t mean your 15 month old won’t love it too. And of course, use your own parenting discretion. Your baby, your comfort level.
Time to see these awesome activities! Get ready to click through to some amazing blogs.
Easy baby activities for the 6-9 month age group
Googly Eyes Sensory Bag (Clare’s Little Tots) – Create a gel filled sensory bag for your baby
Under the Umbrella Sensory Play (Best Toys 4 Toddlers) – Build a beautiful umbrella sensory zone
Fluffy Bin (Busy Toddler) – Build baby a sensory bin from stuffed animals
Baby Play: Ball Basics (Simple Home Blessing) – Encourage baby to play with balls
Baby Betterment: Mirror Time Matters (Simple Home Blessing) – Time in front of a mirror with baby
How to Make Sensory Bags for Babies (Messy Little Monsters) – A how-to guide for making sensory bags with your baby
Tugging Lid (Busy Toddler) – Make a simple DIY tugging lid for baby
Sensory Fort for Babies (Messy Little Monsters) – Create a beautiful sensory fort
Baby Play: Water Tray Play (Learn with Play at Home) – A high chair activity using water
Baby Play: Rat-a-Tat Tins (Learn with Play at Home) – Encourage music and auditory learning with drum play
Montessori Inspired Easter Egg Sound Shakers (Living Montessori Now) – Create simple shakes for baby to play with
Rainbow Sensory Play Bottles and Homemade Instruments (Kids Craft Room) – Build a sensory bottle for baby
The Magical Cardboard Box (Mama Smiles) – Explore the wonders of a cardboard box
Circles Treasure Basket (The Imagination Tree) – Create a basket of just circles/lids
Baby Play with Goop (Simple Fun for Kids) – Encourage messy sensory by making taste safe goop
Easy baby activities for 9-12 month olds
Mini Rainbow Sensory Bottles (The Kavanaugh Report) – Build adorable mini sensory bottles
Edible Paint for Babies (Hands On : As We Grow) – Create edible paint from fruit purees
Window Grab (Busy Toddler) – A simple high chair activity
Edible Sensory Bin for Babies (Hands On : As We Grow) – Build a cold sensory bin using frozen vegetables
Laminated Flower Exploration for Babies (The Kavanaugh Report) – Laminate flowers for baby to explore
Edible Infant Paint (Munchkins and Moms) – Make edible finger paint with rice cereal
Exploring Montessori Sensory Play with Babies (Natural Beach Living) – A variety of sensory bin ideas for babies
Indoor Pool (Busy Toddler) – Fill up an indoor pool for a change of pace
Easy baby activities for 12-15 month olds
Colorful Melting Ice (Bambini Travel) – Cold sensory for babies
Baby Ball Drop (Busy Toddler) – Use a Clorox container to make a fun ball game for baby
Big Paint Paper (Bambini Travel) – A giant canvas for baby to paint onto
Hidden Toys (Busy Toddler) – Hide toys in a box for baby to find
Baby Play with Gelatin (Simple Fun for Kids) – A sensory activity with gelatin
Montessori Open and Close Basket (Living Montessori Now) – A bin made of items that open and close
Baby and Toddler Straw Activity (Fun with Mama) – A fine motor skills activity for baby
Soft Obstacle Course for Baby on the Move (Teach Me Mommy) – A gross motor skills game using soft items
Good Mornings with Moringa: Montessori Practical Life (Montessori On Mars) – Pruning skills with a 14 month old
What’s your favorite easy baby activity?