I can hardly believe that our baby is going to be ONE in October! Having a third baby means time is flying by just so quickly…so I’m trying to take a step back and just enjoy each and every stage.
Today I’d like to share some of our favourite baby play activities from when Audrey was 6 months old. As always, I want to remind you that these activities are just a fun way to fill in the day and connect with your baby.
Please remember that YOU are your baby’s favourite thing to play with and your presence is the most important!
One of my favourite activities for 6 month old babies this month came from a member in my Play Ideas for Little Learners facebook community!
We made some simple BABY FRIENDLY sensory bags using laminating sheets! In the past, I’ve used ziplock bags but baby fingernails are like sharp little dinosaur talons so they’ve always torn. But by adding our sensory elements to a laminating sheet and ironing around the edges to seal, we had some gorgeous little baby sensory bags.
I added some corn kernels to one bag and just some water and pom poms to the other. I ironed around three edges first to make a pocket, added the sensory elements and then sealed the last edge with the iron. Then I just used some painters tape around the edges just in case!
Audrey has LOVED these sensory bags this month! We’ve still got them out in the living room and she’s almost 8 months old now. They’ve been VERY well loved and have lasted such a long time!
Our next activity was super easy to set up using items we already had around the house. A coloured sensory basket is a wonderful and exciting activity for your baby to explore! We chose a blue theme so I just went into our toy crates and grabbed a bunch of blue items to add to the basket.
I also made a little DIY ring grasper using a Grapat Ring and some blue ribbon! You might also see one of our DIY sensory bottles from last month too!
During Audrey’s 6th month, we didn’t actually do many prepared activities! She spent a lot of this month rolling around and learning how to sit. I thought I’d finish off our 6 month blog with one of my favourite activities from when Lilly was a baby. Edible painting!
Simply mix up some baby rice cereal or yoghurt (depending on allergies) and add a splash of food dye. Pop it on the highchair tray or down on a messy mat and let your little learner safely explore!
Some of my readers have also tried this one in the bath so that they can quickly and easily wash their baby off at the end – such a great idea!
As always, please do tag me in your baby play photos over on Instagram using the #littlelifelonglearners hashtag and tagging me @littlelifelonglearners so I can see what you get up to!
If you’d like some more sensory play activities for babies and toddlers, be sure to head on over and check out my Sensory Play for your Little Learners eBook! It’s full of simple ideas using materials you probably already have around the home