We are constantly coming up with (and cleaning up!) one year old activities in my house.
That’s why I’m excited to share these one year old activities that are in baskets, bottles, and bins because they are so easy to put out for little ones. We put baskets and bins of toys out for my son to explore and both of my kids enjoy the sensory bottles. Each of these 30+ one year old activities are open-ended play that will keep babies busy and learning, too!
I love these play ideas for one year olds because you don’t need to go out to the store to make them!
So many of these baskets, bottles, and bins are put together with items from around the house. We’ve found that putting my one year olds toys in themed baskets really helps with clean up time, too.
One Year Old Activities in a Basket
Create color themed baskets for baby to explore | Natural Beach Living
Theme an entire play date around an Itsy Bitsy Spider basket | House of Burke
Keep a small, travel basket to take on the go | The Imagination Tree
Gather favorite photos for a family themed basket | Montessori ici
Bring nature inside for babies to explore | An Everyday Story
Take everyday items from your kitchen for a quick and easy treasure basket for baby | Living Montessori Now
Simple circles are such a wonderful shape for baby to grab and explore | The Imagination Tree
Create a sound basket for baby | Happily Ever Mom
This is a big hit in our house ~ a ball themed basket! | Living Montessori Now
A scented basket is sure to be a big hit with babies (and older children, too!) | An Everyday Story
Don’t overlook how enticing an adorable pair of pink shoes can be in a pink themed basket | Wildflower Ramblings
Make your own spider web for baby with a laundry basket | Train Driver’s Wife
One Year Old Activities in a Bin or Box
Simple sensory bins are the perfect entertainment for babies!
Kids will love playing in a bin with this edible snow recipe | Fun at Home with Kids
Use a box with ping pong balls as easy entertainment.
Toys in a water bin are the perfect way to entertain baby on a hot day | Wildflower Ramblings
Let baby admire the stars with this twinkly lights box | Where Imagination Grows
Make a baby ball pit | Carrots are Orange
This cardboard car will entertain little ones for hours! | Craftulate
Use a box and bins to make an irresistible baby game | Childhood Central
When your done playing with a box, turn it into a touch and feel board | Happily Ever Mom
Make a beach bin with edible sand! | Fun at Home with Kids
One Year Old Activities in a Bottle
Make an amazing glowing bedtime bottle for baby (or any age!)
Simple sensory bottles for baby with items from around the house | Sugar Aunts
Rainbow sensory bottles are perfect for little hands | Fun at Home with Kids
Use ingredients from your kitchen to make amazing sensory bottles for baby | Modern Parents Messy Kids
Put an ocean with seashells in a bottle for baby to explore | Childhood 101
Use only 3 ingredients to make an ocean sensory bottle | Happy Hooligans
Make night and day sensory bottles | Twodaloo
Let baby explore color mixing with these galaxy sensory bottles | Lemon Lime Adventures
Make a music themed sensory bottle | House of Burke
This gorgeous spring flower sensory bottle is a perfect way to bring Spring inside for babies | My little 3 and Me
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