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Simple Sensory Activities for Infants – Ball Pit

Sensory activities for infants seem a bit silly. Infants take in the world through their senses, right? So, why do you need a “sensory activity” for an infant.

Great point.

Still, sensory activities are fun! This particular one might be my favorite, perfect for entertaining your infant while you pick up or make dinner!

Like many of you, I am addicted to Pinterest. I can spend ten minutes a day browsing and come up with a week’s worth of activities, at least. Here is an example of one I discovered yesterday. Brilliant. Simple. Inexpensive. I like that combination.

Ball Pit for Infants & Toddlers

So, go to Amazon and order some $18 Fun Balls, grab your pack and play or simply use the box in which the balls came in (or a bigger one, I suggest) and let your infant (and toddler in my case) go nuts. I kid you not, this activity bought me 1 hour this afternoon. Seal of Approval in my book.

I launched the curious 9 month old into the big box and let him explore.

sensory activities for infants

He was a little excited at the prospects.

sensory activity for infants with balls

Always time for some oral sensory exploration.

oral sensory activity

And a little boy impulsiveness…

infant sensory activity

…and making music.

sensory activity for infants

Exploring…

Simple Sensory Activities for Infants - Ball Pit

Way too much fun…

Simple Sensory Activities for Infants - Ball Pit

Great for toddlers too.

Simple Sensory Activities for Infants - Ball Pit

Sibling bonding.

Simple Sensory Activities for Infants - Ball Pit

And…finally…the inevitable…the pick up was actually very easy. We “shot baskets” into the box and color sorted to make it more fun and challenging to my two-year-old.

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