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30+ {Busy} 1 Year Old Activities

I love activities for 1 year olds.

My baby has started walking and he wants to move and play all day long. So, I am always in need of great play ideas for my baby. This list of activities for 1 year olds will give you ideas for the entire month and beyond {woohoo}!

Keep your cardboard boxes, milk jugs, and containers handy because many of these 1 year old activities use items that you already have around the house! (affiliates included)

{Games} 1 Year Old Activities

Make a baby play station with toilet paper rolls

Stack recycled cups up and let baby knock them down | And Next Comes L

Get a ball pit! This easy fold up baby play area is perfect because it’s so much fun and takes up no space when it’s not in use.

Make an easy game with an empty container and plastic eggs | Happily Ever Mom

Save your fabric scraps to make a quick and easy game | Hands on: as we Grow

Babies can play together with this cardboard box and ball station| Child Central Station

Make an obstacle course that keeps baby moving and climbing | Hands on: as we Grow

Grab some felt to make a peek-a-boo house | I Can Teach my Child

Baby won’t stop giggling with this tickling game | Adventures at Home with Mum

Make a ramp and watch things roll with this super fun game | Learn with Play at Home

This ball and tube game keeps baby standing and having fun | Octavia and Vicky

Encourage babies to walk and move with simple baby games | How Wee Learn

Make your own pull along box for baby | Pink Oatmeal

{Problem Solving} 1 Year Old Activities

Re-purpose a milk jug to make a discovery game | All Our Days

Make your own baby toy with this snowflake drop

Make a peek-a-boo puzzle with family photos | Nurture Store

Baby’s will wonder, “Where did it go?!” with this disappearing act | Laughing Kids Learn

Make an activity box for baby | Danya Banya

Capture baby’s interest with reflections in the window | Mama Smiles

Give them a tunnel to play in. I could never believe just how much my little ones adored playing in these!

Grab some bouncy balls and a muffin tin for this brain building baby play | Sugar Aunts

Make a clothespin drop with an old container | I Can Teach my Child

{Exploring} 1 Year Old Activities

Make a toy that siblings can decorate for baby

Keep baby splashing in the sun with this water sensory bin | Toddler Approved

Make a cardboard box tunnel with socks | The Imagination Tree

Make a star box for babies to observe and to touch | Where Imagination Grows

Rock out when you make baby their very own guitar | House of Burke

Make a gorgeous textured wall for baby to explore | Fun at Home with Kids

Hang a squishy bag in the window to touch and to explore | Paging Fun Mums

Use cardboard boxes for these adorable sensory boxes | Meri Cherry Blog

Get outside and take baby for a texture walk | Teach Preschool

Make a DIY touch and feel board for baby to explore | Happily Ever Mom

Velcro and pom pom play with keep your baby playing for hours | Teach Me Mommy

Play in the bathtub with bath sponges | Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

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