Unlock a world of play and discovery with these activities for 7-month-olds! In this blog post, we’ll share an array of delightful and developmentally-appropriate activities to engage and stimulate your 7 month old bundle of joy as they continue to thrive and grow.
7 Month Olds
Congratulations on your little one reaching the 7-month milestone! At this age, your baby is growing and developing rapidly, reaching new milestones and exploring the world around them with curiosity and excitement. As a parent, you may be wondering what activities are suitable for your 7-month-old and how you can provide them with stimulating experiences that promote their physical, cognitive, and emotional development. In this blog post, we will dive into the world of 7-month-old babies, explore their capabilities and milestones, and provide you with 20 fun and creative activities that you can easily do at home to keep your little one engaged and entertained.
What Can 7-Month-Old Babies Do?
At 7 months old, your baby is becoming more mobile and may already be sitting up on their own or with some support. They are likely able to roll over in both directions and may even be starting to crawl or scoot across the floor. Your baby’s hand-eye coordination is improving, and they may be grabbing and manipulating objects with more precision. They are also becoming more social, enjoying interactions with you and others, and may be starting to babble or make simple sounds to communicate.
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11 Fun and Creative Activities for 7 Month Olds at Home
Now that you have a better understanding of what your 7-month-old may be capable of, let’s dive into some exciting activities that you can do together at home! These activities are specifically designed for 7-month-olds and are different from those suitable for younger babies. Remember to always supervise your baby during these activities and ensure that the environment is safe and baby-friendly.
- Treasure Basket: Create a basket filled with safe household items such as wooden spoons, measuring cups, or silicone spatulas for your baby to explore with supervision.
- Bubble Play: Blow bubbles for your baby to watch and reach out for, stimulating their visual tracking skills.
- DIY Sensory Bags: Fill resealable plastic bags with colored water, gel, or other sensory materials and let your baby explore the textures through touch.
- Nursery Rhymes: Sing nursery rhymes and do hand motions to engage your baby in interactive play and language development.
- Story Time: Read simple board books with colorful pictures and textures to your baby to promote early literacy skills.
More Activities for 7 Month Olds
- Food Play: Introduce safe finger foods for your baby to explore and practice self-feeding skills.
- Baby Yoga: Try gentle stretches and poses with your baby to promote flexibility, body awareness, and bonding.
- Cause and Effect Play: Provide toys that produce different sounds or lights when pressed or squeezed, helping your baby understand
- Ball Roll: Sit facing your baby and roll a soft ball back and forth, encouraging them to reach for the ball and practice their hand-eye coordination.
- Texture Hunt: Place different textured objects, such as a soft toy, a rubber ball, and a wooden block, in front of your baby and let them explore the textures with their hands and mouths.
- Water Play: Fill a shallow basin with warm water and let your baby splash, explore with their hands, and play with floating toys under close supervision.
Remember to always consider your baby’s safety and developmental stage when planning activities. Supervise closely and use age-appropriate materials and toys. Enjoy the precious moments of playtime and exploration with your 7-month-old baby! Happy playing!
Disclaimer: Please consult with your pediatrician or healthcare provider before starting any new activities with your baby to ensure their safety and well-being. Always follow appropriate safety guidelines and age recommendations for toys and activities.
These at home activities are good for babies aged 7-months-olds and up.
The mess level for these activities for 7-month-olds varies.
Difficulty to Create Activities for 7-Month-Olds
Skills Developed for Activities for 7-Month-Olds
Visual tracking, Body awareness, Reaching, grasping & eye hand coordination, fine motor skills, gross motor skills.
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
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Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
In season 2, we add new kinds of crafts like STEAM crafts and slime!
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.