If playing another round of peekaboo or pattycake will make you lose your marbles, switch up your game plan. Add creativity to play time by introducing a few new pursuits — many of which you can make yourself using things around your house. Click through our slideshow for 13 great ideas for baby games, from recycled bottle bowling to mini pom-pon scooping.

Rainbow Color Drop

It’s just a drop in the bucket, but oh what fun! Little explorers love the colorful circles in this game, and the way they go plop in an empty baby wipes container! See how Plain Vanilla Mom takes a few items and devises a not-so-plain way to engage little fingers.

Photo: courtesy of Jennifer Haas

How do you play with your baby? Share with us in the Comments!

— Gabby Cullen

Oh, and … Red Tricycle always advises that these games be played under parental supervision

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