Whether you’re steering clear of pumpkin patches and Halloween parties or you just want some extra stimulation at home, there are plenty of fun things you can do with your baby to get in the fall spirit without leaving the house!
Check out some of our favorites:
Autumn Sensory Bottles
Who doesn’t love a good sensory bottle? Toss some autumn themed items, like conkers, spooky-shaped confetti, or acorns into a water bottle, close it, and shake away!
Your baby will love watching the shapes float through the water. If they can grasp and shake on their own yet, even better! Check out this really cute one from Teaching Mama as an example!
We know that babies love to explore texture! Why not give some gourd and pumpkin tummy time? Just spread out different sized gourds and mini-pumpkins on a blanket and let your little one feel, touch, and play!
Raise your hand if your baby never puts anything in their mouth? Nobody? I thought so. We spend so much time making sure they don’t do it, but sometimes we just have to embrace it!
If your little one is old enough, you can make some edible fall “paints” from pumpkin, apple sauce, or yogurt. Let them squish, explore, paint, and, yes, eat!
They’ll have fun exploring the tastes, textures, and smells.
Catch my next email for more fun tips and ideas, plus a hint at my upcoming exciting announcement!
What are some of your favorite autumn activities with your little ones? Let me know in the comments below! Oliver and Oscar would love to try them out.