Simple & Fun Fall Leaves Baby Activity Tunnel Game

Today we are making a quick activity tunnel for baby with an autumn theme. This easy homemade baby activity tunnel has hanging fall leaves for baby to explore. This is easy to set up and under supervision, baby will have hours of fun.

Baby tunnel activities encourage baby to explore their surroundings while experiencing separation from the space around them they are used to seeing. These simple baby games also develop motor skills both gross and fine. Gross motor skills like crawling and scooting. Fine motor skills like reaching and grasping.

Baby Activity Tunnel with Fall Theme for Baby Games

I  love setting up  a simple baby game  for my son like this discovery tunnel.

While I’m always trying to get my busy baby  outdoors to stretch and play, there are times when we just have to be indoors (much to his displeasure!).  So we’ve come up with  easy baby games that he can play while I throw laundry in the washing machine or start dinner.  He loves to be on the move, so this activity was a hit!

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Baby Discovery Tunnel Activity

I was inspired to create this discovery tunnel for baby while working on a fall craft. I couldn’t resist using the fall leaves that I had bought at my local craft store for my son.  

This is simple to set up and you can use the leaves for another project when your done!

This discovery tunnel could also use a different theme if you have other things on hand.

Materials Needed

Simple baby game that is perfect for Fall!

Directions to Make a Fall Baby Game

Step 1

Punch a hole at the base of each leaf.

Step 2

Thread  some of the twine or string through the hole and make a knot.  

Step 3

Tape each hanging leaf to the top of your crawling tunnel and you’re done!

Baby Game Variation Idea

We put our fan behind the opening of the tunnel so that are leaves were floating and flying all around as my kids crawled through the tunnel (it happened to be a very hot day!).  

It was a wonderful way to bring new life to one of our favorite baby toys.

Baby Tunnel Tip

Our play tunnel came with velcro around the openings.  I wrapped the velcro around the legs of a  chair on either side of the hanging leaves  so that the tunnel wouldn’t move.

This made it easier for the baby to crawl through without the added jostling of the play tunnel.

Make an easy fall baby game

Clean Up & Storage

When it was time to clean up, we folded our play tunnel up and put it away without taking off the leaves.  It folded up easily and my kids can’t wait to play again!

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Did your baby love the discovery tunnel? What tunnel activities have you tried with your baby? Tell us in the comments below.

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