Art is much more than painting and colouring, so enjoy introducing your baby to creative play. Let your baby explore cool and colourful jelly or slippery cooled spaghetti with their hands. Try colourful toys of different shapes in a bowl of warm water for your baby to splash, clash and explore. Or try rhymes with actions to open their mind to new ideas.
Make up one or two packets of jelly in a big plastic bowl and once set let your baby enjoy exploring the cool squishy jelly. You can even set chunky blocks or other plastic toys inside the jelly for your baby to discover. You can also offer your baby some cooled cooked spaghetti to explore. You can add safe paint to make it colourful, or add toys to dig for. Try these games when you know your baby isn’t hungry!
Put some colourful toys of different shapes and textures into a washing-up bowl and add just a little warm water. You can add baby bubble bath too. Then watch your baby stir, splash, reach into and enjoy the toys. Try wooden blocks, plastic blocks, teethers, rattles and cups. Your baby can enjoy seeing what floats or sinks, and use their hands to explore
Active little hands
Encourage your baby to get interested in using their hands – great for cooking and craft. Get into the swing by trying some creative rhymes with actions together. Try: Mix a pancake, stir a pancake, put it in a pan. Fry a pancake, TOSS a pancake and catch it if you can. Try other classic favourites such as Round and Round the Garden or Two Little Dickie Birds.