If you don’t know what activities to do with your baby, here are some ideas for 1-year-olds, both at home and away.
Your son is one year old. He started walking, maybe he starts to say a few words and here the game becomes serious. Yes, because the child wants to know, learn, discover the world that awaits him. Before proposing the various activities to the child, organize a small area with soft carpet and pillows. In this way he will be more focused on the game and will have a space of his own where he can experiment freely and safely. Then remember to always make him take a nice walk, possibly in the green. Nature offers new experiences and emotions, especially for the little ones, who discover it slowly. Do not put a maximum of time, do not rush him. Slowly, with his time, he will stop to see a flower, to pick up a leaf, to see a cloud that passes by.
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Crafts for 1 year old children: dry pasta
You have to spend a lot of time indoors right now. Those affected are also the smallest, who receive less stimulation from the outside world. Here are some ideas to make the day more fun and interesting.
Create dry pasta necklaces
One of the funniest and simplest motor skills activities to do at home with commonly used materials is to invite children to create necklaces or bracelets with dry pasta, or salt dough, which you can color together. Obviously it is an activity to be done under the supervision of an adult.
The raw pasta you will use can be natural and colored. To color it, you just need to have:
- tempera of different colors
- liquid glue
- freezer-type sachets
The dinosaur skeleton
Dinosaurs have a great charm on the little ones, so here’s a way to make one with your own hands. Various pasta shapes are needed depending on the anatomical part to be made. Then only colored cardboard and vinyl glue will be needed to create the drawn outline of the skeleton, along which the child will glue the pieces of dough.
The pasta frame
With the raw pasta colored to your liking, help the child to trace the perimeter of a frame on a white sheet with a pencil. Then add a pass of glue and make the paste stick, one piece next to the other.
Crafts for 1 year olds: creativity
Coloring is very useful for hand and eye coordination.
Paste and stamp
The first activity, the simplest one, could be simply to stick the stickers on a sheet of your choice, or stamp postcards or gift paper always randomly.
Over time, more articulated variants of this activity can be proposed, such as:
- stamp in smaller and smaller boxes;
- stamp in boxes divided by color;
- create color sequences
Color matches with the clothes pegs
For this activity it is sufficient to color the wooden clothespins, which must be combined with a color wheel or colored cardboard. It is therefore an activity that is easily repeatable even at home and at no cost, which will be very popular with children
Crafts for 1-year-olds: nature
Children love to classify objects: distinguish the small from the large, arrange the materials in gradation of color, by groups A very interesting activity to be carried out outdoors is therefore to classify leaves, flowers and herbs that we find in the garden, in the park or during your walk. Bring a bag where the child can collect everything that interested him. At home you can then divide between leaves, stones and flowers and paste them on a notebook.