Babies can do so many things!  They are so eager to learn about just about everything - they just love exploring and playing.  Here is a compilation of all of our activities for babies.  This list is perfect for little ones who are sitting on their own.  For babies from newborns to around 4 or 6 months - check out this post on First Sensory Experiences.  The rest of these activities are designed for infants who are 6 months and up.  They may be enjoyed through the toddler years and some even beyond that!  You'll find lots of baby art and baby sensory play ideas to keep your baby entertained.  Some items may present a choking hazard depending on their size (talk to your pediatrician if you're not sure what size would cause a risk) and all edible sensory plays are not intended to be consumed in full, but rather are safe if infants try a few mouthfuls as they play.

Over 50 ways to entertain your baby!   Creative ideas for first art projects and TONS of ideas for edible (taste-safe) sensory play from Fun at Home with Kids

In no particular order, here are over 50 creative ideas for playing with your baby.  Click on each link to get to the post with the full details (and photos!):

 Get a little wet with some Simple Water Play

 Play with Rainbow Spaghetti

Search and find with some Rice Play

Explore Cotton Balls

Play with Edible Cloud Dough

Make some first art using Edible Natural Dye Fingerpaints

Learn about the season with a Nature Sensory Board

Investigate Edible Gelatin

Play with Dried Pasta Shapes

Dig through a Life-Sized Easter Basket

Learn about Warm and Cold

Explore a Crazy Yarn Maze

Touch some Fluffy Soap Foam

Discover the strange properties of Cornstarch and Water

Make music with DIY Egg Shakers

Interact with a Sticky Table

Check out some strange new toys with Kitchen Play (part one)

Learn about textures with Kitchen Play (part two)

Squeeeeeze some Wet Cotton Balls

Bring the outside in with some Nature Floor Play

Dig for worms in our Edible Dirt and Worms sensory play

Paint with vibrant Scented Edible Fingerpaints

Run your fingers through some Birdseed

Explore various textures with an Oatmeal Textures Sensory Bin

Poke at Frozen Gelatin

Make some Colored Rice Art

Enjoy a Squish Bag or Mess-Free Fingerpainting

Investigate things that Float

Play in a Water Table

Take your art outside with some Edible Scented Sidewalk Paint

Cool off with some Frozen Scented Chalk Play

Hang out in an Edible Sand Beach Bin

Play in a Giant Frog Pond or Giant Ocean

Ooh and aah over some brightly Glowing Edible Oobleck

Take a bath in some brightly glowing Safe (Edible) Glow Water

Stick brightly colored DIY Rainbow Pasta on your fingers

Catch a Glowing Gelatin Star

Make some art with Scented Whipped Paints

Check out some spooky Edible Glowing Spiderwebs

Play with Edible Slime or Edible Chia or Flax Slime

Make some easy Suncatcher Art to decorate your windows

Drop things in a DIY Drop Box

Scoop and Pour some Edible Colored Seeds

Make "snowballs" out of Edible Pretend Snow

Squish some Edible Gluten-Free No Cook Playdough (for ideas on Introducing Playdough click here)

Poke some squishy Pretend Edible Eyeballs

Slither with some Pretend Snakes

Sculpt with some No Cook Edible Pumpkin Play Clay

Stir some Polka Dot Soup

Over 50 ways to entertain your baby!   Creative ideas for first art projects and TONS of ideas for edible (taste-safe) sensory play from Fun at Home with Kids

Over 50 ways to entertain your baby!   Creative ideas for first art projects and TONS of ideas for edible (taste-safe) sensory play from Fun at Home with Kids

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All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children.  As your child's parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family.  I always encourage contacting your child's pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision.  Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies).  Observe caution and safety at all times.  The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.


  1. I know we will love these activities as much a he did!

  2. Wonderful sensory ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Wonderful ideas! thank you!!

  4. Oh my, I just don't know where to start! So many great ideas, thanks for finding these links and sharing.

  5. Are all of these activities in your book?

    1. Great question! About 70% of them are (our favorites from the list above), plus a bunch of new baby activities. The book has 72 activities for babies. :) :) :)

  6. Asia, First I want to thank u so much for sharing your awesomeness so that I have lots of things to do w my little ones. I only wish I would have discovered u years ago! ; )
    My question is what activities out of your many listed here do you recommended I start off w to do w my 10 month old son? Or anyone reading this w experience in this have advice? Thank u

    1. Aw, thanks so much, Jaclyn!!! My best advice is for you to take a look at the activities and see which you think he'd be most interested in. If you're not sure try a few easy ones (water, ice, rice) and go from there! Happy playing!!! :) :) :)

  7. I just found you from Pinterest and let me just say you are awesome and have a lot of really fun ideas for entertainment. I'm only two months pregnant, but I can't wait to try these with my future spawn. :)

    1. Aw, thank you so much! And a big congrats on your pregnancy!!! You two will have so much fun together!

  8. Wonderful ideas! From today our little girl has big red easter egg drop box. And she love it! :) thank you

  9. My son is 4 months old and still puts everything in his mouth. When he's sitting and a bit older I look forward to trying lots of these. Such wonderful ideas!! :D

    1. Thank you!!! And he'll be old enough before you know it! :) :) :)

  10. i find it... to education for infant in my school. thank you very much

  11. can't wait for our little one to be a bit older so we can try some of these out!


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