Playing With Baby – Q-Tip Drop

Henry is at the age where he spends a lot of time putting items into a container then taking them out and repeating the process over and over again.  I am always on the hunt for new things to keep him busy so today we tried a new activity.

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For this activity I used an old parmesan cheese container and several cotton swabs.  The lid to this container has two sides.  One side has a large opening and the other side has three smaller holes.  Henry thoroughly enjoyed picking up the cotton swabs and dropping them into the smaller holes in the lid.

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Once he had put all of the swabs in the container he was confused as to how to get them back out.

Playing With Baby - QTip Drop -

It took him a little while, but he finally figured out how to open the other side of the lid and dumped the cotton swabs out of the larger opening.

Playing With Baby - QTip Drop -

Although Henry did try to stick the Q-Tip in his mouth from time to time he is learning that when I tell him “no, that’s yucky”  he should take it out and he is getting better at not immediately shoving every single thing in his mouth.

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Check out my other fun ideas for playing with baby here.


This activity is great for developing your child’s: fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.


5 thoughts on “Playing With Baby – Q-Tip Drop

  1. I think I would be more Affraid of him trying to stick it in his ears! Lol I will have to try this with my son.. Is there something I could use besides q-tips? I know for a fact my son would try to stick it in his ear! Lol thanks 🙂

    • Maybe you should try pipe cleaners. If you cut them into pieces they would be about the same size and I don’t think he would associate them with cleaning his ears. Just be sure to fold over the ends and twist them tight. You wouldn’t want any sharp metal ends poking him!

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