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.
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.
He was a little excited at the prospects.
Always time for some oral sensory exploration.
And a little boy impulsiveness…
…and making music.
Way too much fun…
Great for toddlers too.
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.