Babies love to play, and even more so when they can touch different textures with their little hands. Babies learn hands on and sensory play activities let them explore on their own and learn about the world around them. Click here to read about why sensory play is great for kids.
It is great for babies to explore but they also like to put everything in their mouth and some things are just not safe for them. That’s why when it comes to baby sensory play you want to make sure the activity is safe.: taste-safe and not a choking hazard.
Now that I have 2 kids my youngest really wants to be a part of it all so I’ve had to create some baby-safe activities that she can do on her own. The best part is that these activities are so fun even my 3 year old plays with them. Seeing them play together is so fun and it also means I get to sit down for a few minutes. 🙂
Most of these activities are taste safe, so while they are not things I would normally feed my kids, I don’t have to worry if they eat them while we’re playing. Some are not edible but big enough that they don’t pose a choking hazzard to the little ones. Either way, all these sensory play ideas should be done under adult supervision.
Keep in mind that most of these activities use food dyes to make things fun for the little ones. If you’re going to try a recipe that requires a dye it is best to stick to natural food dyes (we use India Tree).
I’m going to share with you my favorite sensory play activities and I hope you kids love them as much as mine.
Baby-Safe Sensory Play activities
To see the instructions for each sensory play activity click on the links below each image.
There you have it- some pretty amazing baby-safe sensory play ideas. As you can see there are many ways to make sensory activities so if get creative and use things you already have around your home.
I hope your little one enjoys these activities as much as my girls!
Is there a sensory play activity your baby loves that is not listed here? Share it in the comments!