Baby Play with Wooden Blocks in a Muffin Tin

Our baby play days are over {of course, we now have great fun with toddler and kindergartener play 😀 }, but recently, a little friend spent an afternoon with us and had so much fun with Wooden Blocks in a Muffin Tin!

It was a fun sensory activity, great introduction to colors, and awesome fine motor practice for the little lady, and she played for a record 20 minutes!

 

Our little friend played with this simple set up for a long time practicing fine motor skills: Baby Play with Wooden Blocks in a Muffin Tin

(S was 7 months old.)

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Material for Baby Play with Wooden Blocks in a Muffin Tin

  • Wooden blocks. Make sure they’re small enough for your baby to handle and hold easily, but not so small as to be a choking hazard.
  • Muffin tin.
  • Blanket (optional).

 

I grabbed six blocks of different shapes, sizes, and colors at random and placed them in the cavities in the muffin tin.

S was already sitting up on her blanket, so all I had to do was place the muffin tin in front of her, and she started exploring.

 

Our little friend played with this simple set up for a long time practicing fine motor skills: Baby Play with Wooden Blocks in a Muffin Tin

 

Sometimes, she’d use both hands on the blocks, sometimes she’d hold the muffin tin with one hand and a block with the other hand. I spent some time chatting with her about the different colors and about what she was doing.

 

Our little friend played with this simple set up for a long time practicing fine motor skills: Baby Play with Wooden Blocks in a Muffin Tin

 

Banging this blue block against the muffin tin was super fun!

A few times, she’d touch the blocks with her mouth, but didn’t chew on them.

 

Our little friend played with this simple set up for a long time practicing fine motor skills: Baby Play with Wooden Blocks in a Muffin Tin

 

She also enjoyed grabbing the edge of the muffin tin and waving it around – bonus points if the blocks fell out 🙂

Most of her exploration took place while she was sitting up, but she seemed to get tired after a while and lay down. She wasn’t tired of the blocks or the muffin tin, though!

 

Our little friend played with this simple set up for a long time practicing fine motor skills: Baby Play with Wooden Blocks in a Muffin Tin

 

Watching her work on pulling that muffin tin closer was awesome. And she was so pleased with herself when she had it and was able to tip the blocks out of the tin again 

 

Our little friend played with this simple set up for a long time practicing fine motor skills: Baby Play with Wooden Blocks in a Muffin Tin

 

I’m so glad that baby S had fun with this quick and simple activity – she was so cute about the whole thing 🙂

 

 Do you want more simple baby play activities? These are great:

Nature Exploration on a Mirror

Baby Play with Gelatin

Baby Play with Cookie Cutters and Rice

Simple Obstacle Course for Crawlers by Hands On As We Grow

35+ Simple Activities for 0-6 Month Olds by Powerful Mothering

 

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