A great way to engage your baby is through playing games and activities. I’m going to call it Baby School! Since Lil’ Red is almost 6 months it is definitely time to plan activities for his growth and curiosity. A super quick and easy activity is to make Sensory Bottles using emptied tea bottles. You could also use water bottles or something similar.
6 Lipton Raspberry Tea Bottles or similar
IBC Root Beer Cardboard holder
6 sensory materials (pom-poms, glitter, shiny paper, tissue paper, bells,etc)
Here’s what we included in each of our Valentine’s Sensory bottles:
white spiky pom-poms and red plan pom-poms
red and pink tissue paper torn into pieces
red pipe cleaners and red foam blocks from Dollar Tree
big plastic beads from Dollar Tree
shiny iridescent plastic/tissue paper from gift basket
Now for the fun pics of showing how a baby not quite 6 months plays with Sensory Bottles!
We bought a handful of packages on clearance one year to use for subsequent Valentine’s parties and still have some leftover. A great way to introduce pattern and contrast to your baby.
I used both regular and sparkly pom-poms to increase the interest for my baby. I found them within the holiday decor at Walmart or Dollar Tree.
Valentines Colored Tissue Paper:
Just grab some pink, white, or red tissue paper and tear it up a bit. Stuff it into your bottle and off you go! Shake it to show you baby how it falls from the top of the bottle down to the bottom.
Pipe Cleaners and Foam blocks:
For a very unique and different sound add pipe cleaners and foam blocks to the same bottle. They move in an unusual manner depending on how big you cut the pipe cleaners.
You can use whatever beads you have or can easily find at the dollar store like perler beads, wooden beads, or plastic table scatter.
More Valentine’s Day Activities:
Valentine’s Day Treats Made by Kids
American Girl Doll sized Valentines
Kindergarten Valentine’s Day Activities