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Baby Play with Gelatin and Water

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Have you ever wondered how to keep your baby entertained? Don’t think they can do much? Think again! Babies can do lots of great, simple sensory activities – and they love them! Today’s Baby Play with Gelatin and Water sensory activity was actually a follow-up and extension of Baby Play with Gelatin.

When N was done playing with the gelatin, I put the container in the sink and poured in some water to clean it up later. When I got back to it, the water had partially dissolved the gelatin, and I thought that N might like to learn even more about gelatin and water with this mixture. Turns out, it was one of his favorite baby activities ever 🙂

Babies love simple sensory play! Baby play with gelatin and water was loads of fun for my son and not very messy!

Materials for Baby Play with Gelatin and Water

  • Plain gelatin. Jell-o would work, too.
  • Container to hold the gelatin.
  • Water.
  • Plastic animal (optional). Adding a random item definitely added an extra dimension to N’s play.
  • Towel or shower liner to play on. We often use a shower liner, but I chose a large towel this time because of the water. It worked great, but we played on the patio. Had we been inside, I most likely would’ve doubled up with a shower liner underneath the towel.

N immediately stuck his hand in the water to explore the water/gelatin mixture.

Babies love simple sensory play! Baby play with gelatin and water was loads of fun for my son and not very messy!

Before he really got into splashing {his go-to activity when water is involved}, he decided that the cow had to come out of the container. It wasn’t easy for him to find his balance to do this, but he persevered until he was able to safely grab the cow 🙂

Babies love simple sensory play! Baby play with gelatin and water was loads of fun for my son and not very messy!

Now there was nothing in the way between him and his favorite water activity 🙂

Babies love simple sensory play! Baby play with gelatin and water was loads of fun for my son and not very messy!

After this, he alternated between throwing the cow back into the water, splashing,

Babies love simple sensory play! Baby play with gelatin and water was loads of fun for my son and not very messy!

and fishing the cow back out of the water.

Babies love simple sensory play! Baby play with gelatin and water was loads of fun for my son and not very messy!

I’m telling you, it was all great fun 😀

Babies love simple sensory play! Baby play with gelatin and water was loads of fun for my son and not very messy!

For more simple sensory activities, try Goopy Grass Sensory Play, Flower Sensory Soup, Simple Snowman Sensory Bin or Nature Exploration on a Mirror.

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