Infant Play Ideas
Here are a few fun activities to do with an infant at home. The painting activity invites a mess free way to experience painting with different senses. You could even expand the experience with engaging with mixing of colors. The pompom drop is also a fun way to explore fine motor skills or movements with their fingers and hands as well as engaging them in attention to an activity. Infants are even experiencing cause and effect of repeating the actions. **Make sure to watch infant with the small pom poms they can be a choking hazard.
Length: 2:50; 6 months and older
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[00:00:09.720]welcome to this Beautiful Day.
[00:00:11.830]Today I have Kassie and Stella
[00:00:14.280]showing us some fun things to do with an infant.
[00:00:18.150]She showed us that a couple activities
[00:00:21.010]of exploring a new way of painting
[00:00:24.650]as well as a fun game of pompom drops.
[00:00:33.220]Hi guys, I have Stella here, she's 14 months
[00:00:35.900]and today we're finger painting.
[00:00:38.540]I just put some washable finger paint in as it block
[00:00:40.950]I taped it to the window.
[00:00:43.330]And she's just using the zip lock
[00:00:48.160]so she doesn't get messy, but she can paint with it.
[00:00:52.930]She'd rather just rip it off the window.
[00:00:58.810]Super easy to put pudding, use yogurt with food coloring,
[00:01:04.490]paint, any kind of paint
[00:01:05.710]since you're not actually touching it, it doesn't matter.
[00:01:12.090]And I put it on the window so she can see out,
[00:01:14.430]a little distraction.
[00:01:21.010]Hey everyone, this is Stella and she is doing a pompom drop.
[00:01:27.490]We just have the little colored pompoms.
[00:01:30.440]They're different sizes.
[00:01:31.450]You could do cotton balls,
[00:01:33.710]anything small enough to fit in the tube,
[00:01:36.530]and she picks off the wall.
[00:01:39.365]And she just puts the different sizes in
[00:01:41.860]and they drop out the bottom.
[00:01:43.870]Keeps them super busy
[00:01:46.190]and it's easy and you can do it with
[00:01:48.450]whatever's laying around your house.
[00:01:51.870]Helps them with their fine motor skills too and
[00:01:55.580]it's a great activity for everyone.
[00:01:58.150]Even my five year old loves to do it.
[00:02:03.530]I hope you can try these fun activities at home
[00:02:06.470]and enjoy a beautiful day.
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