Baby Play : Baby Food Jars

baby food jar activity
Baby food jars and lids. 
Simple entertainment for a baby.
And it’s something almost every mom has on hand.

Henry asked to get these his ‘grain bins’ back out and George can’t stop playing with them.
[Henry hasn’t been the happiest about that either.]
baby food jar activity
Ignore the numbers on the jars and lids, those were for counting for Henry, I’m not about to try to teach my one year old numbers and sequencing.
George thoroughly was entertained by putting the lids on and taking them off.
Although he never really successfully did it, he attempted it over and over.
I had shown him a couple of jars stacked up as well, because, of course, knocking them down would be fun too.
But instead, George tried to replicate me stacking them up himself!
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I also placed a few small toys in each jar.
[With close supervision, of course.]

Some jars, I closed [loosely], while others I let remain open for George to dig the toys out.
baby food jar activity
He continued to explore the jars and lids, as well as the toys he found inside.
baby food jar activity
Baby exploration.
I almost can’t call him a baby anymore.
George is turning one next week already. 
baby food jar activity
Isn’t he the best looking one year old on the block?
jamie @ hands on : as we grow

Henry is 3 years.
George is just about a year!
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  1. Toddler Approved says

    So cute! We have been using the plastic baby food lids lately… they fly really fast on the wood floor. Love this activity idea! Definitely will be trying it out.

  2. E Mama says

    I like the idea of this, but definitely wanted to mention that my daughter is a “smasher/banger” and she slammed two baby food jars together while playing with them–the the glass broke all over her lap :/ Just wanted to warn anyone who’s child happens to love smashing things together as much as mine does.

  3. says

    May I just say how much I LOVE your blog! I’ve been brainstorming for weeks for creative and fun things to do with my toddler. Thanks for so many cute ideas I plan to use!

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