Sensory Activities for Babies
Beach Texture Activities for Babies
While reading beach books, you might want to let your baby "lay out". Try letting your baby feel some of the textures he might experience at the beach.
Let your baby lay on a vinyl tablecloth
Let your baby feel a grass mat (to imitate the rough feeling of sand)-ok. I can't find my grass mat anywhere so this activity was a bust at our house but I'm including it anyway. I know I had one that I used with Logan when he was learning to crawl on different surfaces. A textured placemat works well too.
** This would also be a great activity for crawlers or new walkers to let them experience moving on a variety of textures**
Beach Towel Roll for BabiesThe beach towel roll is a great exercise for learning to crawl. Roll a beach towel up and tie with string or ribbon. Put baby on tummy and place the beach towel under his arms. Get behind the baby and roll him back and forth. As you roll him, he will move his arms. This is great practice for isolating the movement of each arm.
Beach Sensory Activity: Wave BottleYour baby might want something stimulating to look at while doing tummy time. Why not create a ocean scene for him to enjoy?
Fill an empty plastic bottle with sand, blue water, and anything you want to float around in the water (we used foam fish). Glue around the top before placing the cap back on.