Friday, June 4, 2010

Fun summer projects for babies and young toddlers

So... a lot of these ideas are not just for summer time. They are however more suited for a 1 yr old give or take a few months, seeing as how my daughter is turning 10 mo old, I really want to open her eyes up to everything wonderful out there in this world starting now. I found the majority of these ideas at It is a wonderful blog full of great ideas for babies.

Sensory Play
  • a bucket of water and a paintbrush (how perfect is that for a baby in the summer)
  • non toxic finger paint on butcher paper
  • sandplay
  • musical instruments
  • homemade play dough or jello
  • reading books with vibrant pictures or interactive books
  • filling and dumping containers full of blocks, noodles, or crackers
  • singing nursery rhymes or even make up your own song about your baby
Anything that enhances and entices a baby's hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling, and seeing is going to be good and fun for them.


  1. I appreciate this post as my daughter just turned 1!

    I am stopping by from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. Have a great weekend!

  2. OOO! Happy Birthday to your daughter Carolyn!
    I am so glad you found it to be helpful, thanks for stopping by ;)

  3. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter. I am following you now from the girl creative....I would love the follow back. Thanks, and have a great weekend.

  4. 1. Happy Birthday to your little girl.
    2. I'm a new follower
    3. You can add painting with pudding. Nothing like putting your baby in a diaper on the lawn with paper and a bowl of chocolate pudding. It's messy, but that's the point! :)


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