Looking for activities for 1 year olds? You’ve come to the right place.
But these are not baby activities. This is post for tabies. Do you have a taby in your life? A taby is “not a baby anymore, but definitely not a toddler”. My 16 month old? He’s a total taby. And I made this list of “Activities for 1 year olds” just for him and all his taby friends in the world.
Tabies are not easy to entertain. They’re mobile. They’re curious. They’re a little verbal but not so verbal I can reason with and have a conversation with you verbal. They’re also a frustrated little bunch who want to be wild and free like toddlers but just don’t have the abilities yet.
What are the best activities for 1 year olds?
When I’m looking for a taby activity, I’m looking for a couple of things: is it easy to set up? Because he might only play for a minute and I better not have spent hours on this.
Is it taste safe? He’s probably going to lick/bite/or eat some of the activity so I need things that are taste safe.
Is it something he can be successful with? My taby is frustrated enough that he can’t keep up with his siblings. I need activities that he can feel and be successful at.
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So I went looking for taby activities…
And I found 30+ amazing activities for 1 year olds. I looked all over Pinterest, went to my friends’ blogs, and put together an awesome list of links for you to check out.
I separated the activities into two smaller lists: fine motor activities and fun & easy activities.
Get ready to click through to some amazing blogs!
Fine Motor Activities for 1 Year Olds
Card Slot Drop – Busy Toddler
Cheerios Fine Motor Snack for Toddlers – Living Life and Learning
Animal Tape Rescue – Busy Toddler
Poker and Boxes: Simple Baby Game – Happily Ever Mom
Taby Dot Sticker Wall – Busy Toddler
Book Drop – Happy Toddler Playtime
Push and Pull Homemade Toy Box – Laughing Kids Learn
Colander Pipe Cleaners – Hello, Wonderful
Clothes Pin Pull – Days with Grey
Tape Pull Fine Motor Activity – Mama.Papa.Bubba
Pom Pom Drop – Hands On As We Grow
Ridiculously Simple Activity to Keep Toddler Busy – School Time Snippets
Pom Pom Oball Push – Busy Toddler
DIY Tugging Box – Laughing Kids Learn
Pipe Cleaner Pick Up Sticks – Toddler Approved
Simple Toy Push – Busy Toddler
Toddler Activity: Pipe Cleaner Sprinkles – Hands On As We Grow
Taped Toys Fine Motor Activities – Laughing Kids Learn
Golf Tee Push – Busy Toddler
Colorful Velcro Tower – School Time Snippets
Bottle Top Toddler Toy – Teach Me Mommy
Drop Box Taby Activity – Busy Toddler
Pasta Threading Activity for Toddlers – Laughing Kids Learn
Sensory Activities for 1 Year Olds
Taste-safe sensory activities for one year olds (please use good judgment and supervision).
How to Make a Sensory Bin for a 1 Year Old – Busy Toddler
Fill It Up Station– Busy Toddler
Discovery Basket for Babies and Toddlers – Mama.Papa.Bubba
Toy Tractor Sensory Bin – Munchkins and Moms
Scoop and Dump Station – Busy Toddler
Spring Art: Baggie Painted Flower – Toddler Approved
Duplo Wash Sensory Bin – Mama.Papa.Bubba
Corn Meal Sensory Pool – Busy Toddler
Edible Sand: Sensory Activity for Babies – Happily Ever Mom
How to Make Rainbow Spaghetti – Messy Little Monsters
Scooping Rice Sensory Bin – Busy Toddler
Rainbow Sensory Play for Toddlers – Happily Ever Mom
Baby Play Dough – Mama.Papa.Bubba
Fun and Easy Activities for One Year Olds
Taby Sticky Wall – Busy Toddler
Sort and Drop Color Activity with Lego – Toddler Approved
Rainbow Tube Pom Pom Drop – Hello Wonderful
Drive and Drop – Days with Grey
Baby Ball Drop – Busy Toddler
Up and Down Obstacle Course for Toddlers – Bambini Travels
Painting Foil – Messy Little Monsters
Gross Motor and Art for Infants – Bambini Travels
Homemade Edible Paint – Fun at Home with Kids
Which activities will you try first?