40+ Best Activities for One Year Olds

40+ Best Activities for One Year Olds

Inside: The Best Activities for One-Year-Olds. Reggio Inspired, Loose Parts, Fine Motor and Baby Play. 

Have a one-year-old? Me too! 

Have more than one child?

The key to waking up and enjoying your day.

Reggio Inspired Play is a way for your one-year-old (and older) to explore their environment and use Loose Parts to increase creativity. 

Not sure where to start? Below is an Amazon Affiliate link to the book that helped me better understand WHY this style of learning is so important for young learners. 

 A Crafty Living has put together her "What Should my Child be Learning?" Post. This is another great resource for you to keep on hand. 

RELATED: Essential guide to the Best Books for Toddlers

First Up! Baby Play Activities 

baby play ideas for one-year-olds


How to Introduce Loose Parts with Infants and Toddlers - Fairy Dust Teaching

5 Paint Invitations to Embrace the Explore Stage - Fairy Dust Teaching

Loose Parts: Let's Play with Fabrics - Fairy Dust Teaching 

Beginnings of an Infant and Toddler Classroom - Fairy Dust Teaching 

Toddler Tales - Painting a Gift 


Sticky Grab - Happily Ever Mom

Toddler Shapes Game - The Mama Workshop

PVC Pipe Ball Drop - A Crafty Living 

DIY Sensory Board - Happily Ever Mom 

Velcro and Pom Poms - Teach Me Mommy

Q-Tip Push - Happily Ever Mom 

DIY Object Permanence - The Paige Diaries 

Ribbon Box - Teaching Mama 

Scoop and Dump - Busy Toddler

Dry Bath - Busy Toddler 

Outdoor Block and Sticks - Days with Grey 

Baby Board Book Hack - Teaching Mama

sensory play for 1 year olds


Cereal Pool - Busy Toddler 

Sweet and Tasty - Days with Grey 

Magic Foam Spiders - Fun at Home with Kids 

Sensory Play for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers - A Crafty Living 

DIY Animal Sensory Board - Find The Little Mind 

Baby Music Bin - Busy Toddler 

Soap Paint - A Crafty Living 

Shredded Paper Bin - Days with Grey 

Homemade Edible Paint - Fun at Home with Kids 

Rainbow Spaghetti - A Crafty Living 

Foam Sensory Tubs - The Paige Diaries 

Baby Songs and Chants - Teaching Mama 

DIY Baby Sensory Blocks - A Crafty Living 

baby craft and gift ideas for one year olds


Hot Air Balloon Suncatcher - Rainy Day Mum 

Hot Air Balloons - Find the Little Mind 

Rainbow Family Footprints - Find the Little Mind 


Must See List of Baby Toys - Busy Toddler

Baby Theme Baskets - Wise Owl Factory

DIY TOYS - The Paige Diaries 

Favorite Gift Guide - Toddler Approved 

Board Books for Toddlers - Growing Book By Book 

Budget-Friendly Gifts - Fun at Home with Kids 

Need 45+ More Ideas? See what Happily Ever Mom has rounded up for you here

Still not enough? Busy Toddler has 30+ Easy Activities for 1-Year-Olds Here. 

best ideas for 1 year olds

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PDF for Alphabet Cards - Pinch me. They Have Arrived!

PDF for Alphabet Cards - Pinch me. They Have Arrived!

A Simple Math Activity

A Simple Math Activity