8-Month-Old Activities

Homemade Drum

Use an empty round oatmeal container as a drum.. Show baby how to bang on the drum with a wooden spoon. Praise baby for the sounds he or she makes.

The Chase

Get on your hands and knees and crawl toward baby. Exclaim, "I'm going to catch you!" Play a game of chase with your baby. Baby will squeal with delight as the two of you crawl after each other.

Rolling Book

Turn a large round oatmeal container into a book for baby. Glue bright pictures on the outside of the box. Then cover the box with clear self-stick paper. Baby will love rolling the box and seeing all the pretty pictures.

Out and In

Set out a box containing several of baby's toys. Show baby how to take the toys out of the box. Then encourage baby to help you put the toys back into the box. As you do this, remember to name each toy.

Follow that Sound

Place a squeak toy behind your back, Continue to squeeze it so that baby can find it by listening to the sound it makes.

These activities were taken from A Year of Fun: Just for Babies.

Monthly Activities