Baby Play Ideas

I’m very lucky to have a helping hand from some awesome blogging friends while Paul, Pebble and I settle in with little Rocky. Today Kate from Laughing Kids Learn is sharing her baby play ideas.



It is with great pleasure that I write this post for the delightful Kylie from ‘Octavia & Vicky’. I am a huge fan of her blog and I wish her all the very best as she begins her life as a mum of two children. With the arrival of her new baby I thought I would share a few simple baby play ideas. 

DIY Baby Sensory Board

Learn how to create your very own sensory board using materials from around the home.

DIY Finger Paint for Babies

Make this wonderful non-toxic finger paint. Perfect for babies who love to eat everything.

Zero to Two - The Book of Play

Play with a Tray

Simple idea but has many great benefits to a babies developing skills. Click to find out more.

Disappearing Act

Great way to help babies develop their sense of object permanence.

Rice Play

Learn some of the great ways to play with rice. Great start to sensory play.

Click here to learn how to colour rice too! 


These simple little shakers are wonderful to help baby learn about sound, weight and more!

 Discovery Bowl 

A simple bowl of safe goodies ready for a baby to explore is great for basic investigations.

DIY Baby Rattle 

Have you seen the cost of baby rattles these days?

No need to buy them when you can make better ones yourself.

Art with Ice Cubes

Using coloured ice is a great way to get baby creating their first art piece.

Sticky Fingers 

Many people don’t allow their child to explore the sense of stickiness.

Here is a great way to help your baby do this.

I hope you and the babies in your life enjoy these fun, simple and educational activities.

Please take a moment to leave a comment.

Feel free to also come and visit me over at ‘Laughing Kids Learn’. 


‘Laughing Kids Learn’ is an entertaining and educational blog that provides simple activities that parents can do with children. Kate Lloyd is the blog writer behind ‘Laughing Kids Learn’. With a background in primary school education and a passion for learning, Kate is enjoy her life now as a stay-at-home mum to her little 1 year old girl, famously known as Possum.