6 Backyard Activities for Baby to Play with Toddler

The sky is blue and the sun is shinning, so our family is spending lots of time in the backyard.  My 9 month old baby has graduated from sitting on blankets in the grass to a little wiggle worm who wants to play with her 2.5 year old brother.  Originally, I envisioned baby would just join in on toddler’s games.  Much to my surprise my toddler wasn’t thrilled with this.  He did not like baby using his toys as tethers, licking them, banging them, or throwing them.  He also didn’t like if she got a toy cooler than his to play with.  So to keep the kids playing happily together I needed to come up with the baby version of my toddler’s backyard activities.  Her outdoor games consist of batting at baby toys, splashing around in a bowl of water, watching bubbles, stacking cups in the kiddie pool, rolling balls, and a walker / ride on.

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DIY Baby Activity Roller From Pop Bottles

My baby girl has started crawling and likes chasing after toys. To keep baby entertained I made a DIY activity roller for her to play with using two pop bottles, golf balls, and jingle bells.  It rolls nicely on the floor and baby really likes trying to get it as it rolls away from her.  And when she catches it she likes tipping the balls from one end to the other end like an hour glass.

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