I did a little brainstorming session to come up with a list of fun new activities for my ten month old and decided to share them with you over the next month in a series called 20 Days of Playing With Baby. None of these ideas are Earth shattering, supper cool, never been done before activities but maybe you haven’t tried them before or maybe they will help spark a fun new activity of your own.
My inspiration for todays activity came from this toy. Henry is able to place the ball on the top of the ramp then it rolls around and drops through the hole to the next level and continues all the way down to the floor.
For this activity I used:
- Cardboard box
- Plastic bin
- Toy cars
I propped the cardboard box up on top of the plastic bin to create my ramp. At first I had the cardboard box on top of a pillow but when Henry would lean on the cardboard it would squish the pillow and make the ramp almost level. So I had to use the bin to make the ramp nice and steep.
And he just thought it was sooooooo funny to see them roll down the ramp.Of all of the activities we have done so far I think this is Henry’s favorite. He played with the cars for at least 30 minutes and was laughing so hard Stephen had to come see what was so exciting.
I did this video at the beginning of the activity but towards the end he figured things out and when I put the car down on the plastic bin he would pick it up and place it up on the top of the ramp by himself.
This activity is great for developing your child’s: fine motor skills, gross motor skills, reasoning and problem solving skills.