Baby Play with Blocks and a Bottle

 

Simple baby play is just awesome! Bonus points if it’s non-messy, doesn’t have anything that could possibly be a choking hazard, and it’s entertaining! Perfect for those moments where you need a few minutes of baby entertainment but can’t supervise very closely.

This time, N played with some random wooden blocks we had on hand and with a wide mouthed bottle.

He worked on cause and effect, fine motor skills, problem-solving, and he had fun doing it with simple materials 🙂

 

Super Simple Activities for Babies: Baby Play with Blocks and a Bottle

(N was 11 months old.)

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Materials for Baby Play with Blocks and a Bottle

  • Any blocks you have on hand.
  • A plastic bottle with a wide mouth, or a jar. {Ours was a coffee creamer bottle.}

 

This activity is so quickly set up, and it doesn’t require super close supervision – perfect for keeping baby busy while you’re cooking!

I simply placed four different wooden blocks from a shape and color sorting toy in the bottle and handed it to N.

 

Super Simple Activities for Babies: Baby Play with Blocks and a Bottle

 

He tried many different ways of getting to the blocks.

One hand:

 

Super Simple Activities for Babies: Baby Play with Blocks and a Bottle

 

Two hands: 

 

Super Simple Activities for Babies: Baby Play with Blocks and a Bottle

 

And my favorite: One hand in the bottle while holding it upside down and licking it 🙂

 

Super Simple Activities for Babies: Baby Play with Blocks and a Bottle

 

It took him a while to get the blocks out. He’s more the stoic type, but I still think he was pretty pleased with himself 😉

 

Super Simple Activities for Babies: Baby Play with Blocks and a Bottle

 

He didn’t show an interest in putting the blocks back into the bottle at this time, so I did it for him.

I love his technique for keeping a hold of the red block while trying to get out the rest 🙂

 

Super Simple Activities for Babies: Baby Play with Blocks and a Bottle

 

When he was done with the activity, he took off with the block still in his mouth 🙂

 

Super Simple Activities for Babies: Baby Play with Blocks and a Bottle

 

I put the bottle with the blocks inside on his shelf to allow him to do more exploration whenever he felt like it.

A few days later, he decided to work on putting the blocks back into the bottle.

After some trial and error,

 

Super Simple Activities for Babies: Baby Play with Blocks and a Bottle

 

he figured it out 🙂

 

Super Simple Activities for Babies: Baby Play with Blocks and a Bottle

 

He still has access to this activity whenever he feels like it, and at this point, he definitely prefers dumping the blocks out of the bottle.

 

Have you made a simple baby toy similar to this? Tell me all about it in the comments!

 

Here are some more no mess baby activities:

Color Mixing for Babies

Pine Cone Drop for Babies

Baby Play with Plastic Easter Eggs

 

 

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