15 {Fun} Activities for Babies

Activities for babies are hard to come up with sometimes.  We often forget that even the simplest things are exciting for babies which is why activities for 1 year olds is so much fun!

These wonderful activities for babies we’re sharing today was inspired by House of Burke.

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15 {Fun} Activities for Babies

1.  Make this easy  muffin tin game  for your baby to explore.

2.  In this sensory painting activity, baby uses a spikey ball, dipped in paint, to create beautiful process art.

3.  With just a few items found around the house, you can create an exciting mystery sensory bag for your baby to explore.

4.  An invitation to rock?  Yes please!  Introducing baby to music is so very important; and in this post about introducing your little one to guitars you will find  some great ways to do just that!  One we like is the Fisher-Price Rock and Learn guitar. (affiliate link)


5.  We throw out a lot of materials that would make wonderful sensory play activities for baby.  This Carrot Shaving Sensory Salad utilized leftover carrot scraps for exploration and play before going into the compost!

6.  This animal texture board uses multiple animal textures to allow baby to learn about different animals while engaging in an exciting touch and feel experience!

7.  Here’s a crinkle book you can make for your baby right at home!  They’ll love the noise and textures.

8.  Here is another wonderful sensory board with a literary tie-in.  This board, based on Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehler, allows babies to explore the texture and color of flowers and leaves.

9.  Babies love pretend play too!  This pretend play baby zoo is a super fun way for your little one to explore animals with some familiar faces.

10.  Transportation is so much fun to explore with your little one.  This airplane sensory bin and print craft are a ton of fun!

11.  Ice is one of the simplest sensory materials there is.  Exploring ice with your baby can be a thrilling and very new experience.

12.  Bugs are fascinating to little ones.  This spider web art project and life-size sensory spider web will be sure to excite the budding bug enthusiast!

13.  Mess-free painting always makes for an easy and fun activity for little ones.  This activity, using bouncy balls and paint in a bag, exercises motor skills and hand-eye coordination!

14.  A life-size pumpkin patch is a super fun way to explore fall concepts with your little one.

15.  This snowflake drop is an easy DIY toy to make for your baby.

Check out even more activities for babies!


  1. Thank you so much for featuring so many of our activities! 🙂 You rock!

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