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Encourage sensory exploration by making an aquarium.

What You Need:


  • Sponges

  • Gallon-sized re-sealable bags (e.g., Ziploc bags)

  • Blue food coloring (optional)

What To Do:


  1. Cut ocean creatures out of clean kitchen sponges and place them into a gallon-sized bag filled with about a cup of water. Add blue food coloring into the water for extra fun.

  2. Seal the bag around all sides with duct tape to be sure it stays closed.

  3. While your baby is seated on your lap, allow her to use her fingers to squeeze and pat the bag. You can say, “Look at the green fish. I see you squeezing the yellow star.”

  4. Supervise your baby closely and ensure that the bag is not punctured.