Little ones learn about the world through their five senses. You can maximize all the brain-building that’s going on in that cute little noggin by making your own sensory toys. Here, you’ll find super easy DIY options, toys you can make and take with you when you’re out and about, and big inspiring sensory toys sure to be your kiddo’s favorite. And remember: always keep a close eye on your baby during any sensory exploration. Safety first!

Pick Up Sticks

Toddlers will delight in these washi tape craft sticks in bright colors. Anna at The Baby Bump Diaries has all you need to put these together, plus simple games, like two of a kind, that will keep your toddler entertained.

Photo: Anna Julien/Baby Bump Diaries

What’s your baby’s favorite sensory toy? Tell us in a Comment.

–Oz Spies