31 Activities For 14-15 Month Olds: Educational & Exciting

It’s never too early to start learning! There are so many educational and exciting activities for 14-15 month old babies. From arts and crafts, to science experiments, your little one will be engaged in these fun activities while also improving their cognitive development skills. Get started today with these simple but effective ways to stimulate your child’s mind!

From artistic to adventurous activities, there are plenty of activities you can have your toddler engage in that will be fun and educational at the same time. As they are growing, even simple activities like painting can help them learn concepts about the world while having fun.

Here are 31 different activities to do with your toddler that they will enjoy.

  1. Doodle Art

doodling baby

What you need: crayons, wax paper, or plates to place the designs on.

This is one of those activities that will keep your child entertained for hours. Your baby will love scribbling all over these sheets and then carefully peeling them up afterwards. You can also make this more educational by encouraging them to draw certain shapes (like circles, squares or triangles) before putting them on the wax paper. This is a great way to introduce your little one to different shapes while also engaging their fine motor skills.

  1. Tape Drawing

What you need: transparent tape, paper, and colored pencils.

Don’t have any paint? No problem. This fun activity can be done with just a roll of clear tape and some colorful crayons or markers to draw on the non-sticky surface. Your child will love creating pictures while also practicing their fine motor skills by drawing and peeling the tape off the paper.

  1. Shaving Cream Finger Painting

What you need: shaving cream, paint brush, large sheet of white construction paper, and a plate.

This is one activity that’s so much fun it will have your 14-15 month old squealing with delight. Not only does this simple recipe for shaving cream finger paint keep your child entertained for hours, but it also helps them learn about materials of different consistencies while developing their fine motor skills.

  1. Cupcake Liner Collage

What you need: cupcake liners in various colors/designs, glue stick, construction paper or cardboard backing (optional).

This is another popular activity for toddlers. It’s easy to set up, and your little one will have so much fun sticking all of these colorful cupcake liners on their artwork. Not only can you make this project with a cardboard backing (optional), but the cupcake liners also double as an art mat which provides a smooth surface they can work on.

  1. Muffin Tin Painting

muffin tin

What you need: muffin tin with paper placed inside, paint, and spoons.

Who knew that something as simple as a muffin tin could be transformed into the perfect activity for toddlers? This is one of those activities that will have your child entertained while also teaching them how to follow directions.

Your toddler will love scooping up some paint on their spoon and carefully pouring it all over each section of the tray. After they’re done painting, set out some construction paper or white butcher’s paper so they can transfer the designs onto a piece of artwork. You’ll want to make sure not to let these sit too long before transferring because if left sitting in wet paints overnight, there might be staining.

  1. Shaving Cream Sensory Play

What you need: shaving cream, a bin with warm water and some hidden items for your child to find.

This is the perfect activity if you want something fun but relaxing. Your baby will enjoy squeezing out all of this creamy foam onto their hand while also working on improving their fine motor skills by digging around in the bin looking for interesting objects such as spoons, measuring cups, or plastic animals. Not only does this help them learn about shapes and textures, but it’s also great sensory play that they’ll love doing over and over again.

  1. Spaghetti Sculpting and Painting

What you need: cooked spaghetti noodles (uncooked rice can be used instead), containers filled with different colors of paint and paper.

This is another activity that will have your child squealing with delight! Your baby will love playing in all of this gooey spaghetti while also learning about colors and their different properties. This pasta painting project doubles as a great fine motor skills exercise since it requires them to pick up the noodles, dip them into the paint containers, and carefully place them onto the paper.

  1. Textured Sensory Bin

What you need: sand, shaving cream, pasta and rice in different colors/shapes (optional), containers for each item to be placed inside (water bottles or plastic bins will work), and several pieces of contrasting construction paper.

This is a great way to get your child excited about sensory play. Not only will they love feeling all of this gooey shaving cream (or squishy rice and pasta), but it’s also a great opportunity for learning about textures. They’ll enjoy digging around to find the different items hidden inside while improving their fine motor skills by picking up each item and carefully placing them into the bin.

  1. Sticky Paper Art

What you need: white paper, glue stick, and washi tape in various colors.

This is one of the most popular activities for 14-15-month-olds! Your toddler will love sticking these colorful pieces all over their picture to form a beautiful masterpiece. This activity helps your child learn how to use patterning skills and follow directions while also improving their fine motor skills.

  1. Washable Finger Paint

baby finger paint

What you need: Washable paint (you can make some yourself using cornstarch and water), cups for each color of paint that will be used, construction paper for your child to transfer the designs onto.

This is another activity that will have them filled with glee. Your toddler will love squeezing all of this paint out while also improving their fine motor skills by picking up each cup and carefully pouring it into its own section on the tray. This is a great way to introduce colors in a fun and engaging way while also encouraging your baby to improve their hand-eye coordination.

  1. String Art

What you need: pieces of string, cardboard, tape, and several different colors of construction paper that they can place each design onto once it’s finished.

This is another fun and educational activity that your 14-15 month old will enjoy doing over and over again. They’ll love putting all of these colored construction paper pieces into the cardboard while also learning about colors as they use each one to create a beautiful string design. This is an excellent way for them to improve their fine motor skills as well as learn how to work with different sized objects.

  1. Suspended Balloon

balloons baby

What you need: balloons, string or yarn to tie onto the bottom of each balloon and several different colors of construction paper for your child to place them on.

This is a great way for your little one to have fun while also learning about colors. Not only will they love hanging these bright balloons in their bedroom or playroom, but it’s also a great opportunity for them to improve their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. They’ll love tying each string onto the balloon while also having fun placing them onto the different colors of paper.

  1. Painting with Sponges

What you need: construction paper, several sponges cut up into various shapes (you can use a cookie cutter to make them uniform), paint, and water.

This is another activity that will have your baby rolling with excitement. They’ll love pressing all of these sponges onto the paper while also enjoying themselves as they dip each one into the paint and then press it against the sheet. This is an excellent way for your child to improve their hand-eye coordination while also learning about colors.

  1. Water Painting

What you need: shallow dishes filled with water, several different color paints, and construction paper for your child to place the paint onto once they’re done painting over the wet surface of each dish.

This is another activity that will have them squealing in delight. Your child will love dipping their paintbrush into the different colors while also having fun exploring how water mixes with the color to create a beautiful design on each sheet of paper. This is an excellent way for your baby to improve their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills by picking up these small brushes, as well as learn about colors in a hands-on way.

  1. Indoor Obstacle Course

What you need: a large open space for your child to run around in, some fun toys and/or obstacles that they can move through (a ball pit will work great!), construction paper or cardstock for them to crawl under.

This is another activity that’s sure to have them jumping with joy. Not only will this give them the opportunity to get some much needed energy out, but it’s also an excellent way for them to improve their gross motor skills. They’ll love crawling through this obstacle course while having fun picking up each toy or moving around the obstacles in their path.

  1. Paper Plate Spinner

What you need: a paper plate, string, and several small toys for your baby to place onto the paper plate before they spin it.

This is a great activity for them to have fun while also improving their fine motor skills. They’ll love placing each toy on top of the spinning paper plate as well as watching how fast it goes when they pull on the string. This activity will help improve their hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills at an early age, which is truly wonderful!

  1. Creating A Story with Their Toys

What you need: a variety of different toys that your baby enjoys playing with (if possible, ask siblings or friends if they have any extra toys laying around so you can use those too), construction paper, and crayons/markers for your child to draw pictures from these stories.

This is a great activity for them to enjoy alone or with you! Not only will they have fun creating these stories, but it’s also an excellent way for your baby to improve their communication and storytelling skills.

They’ll love drawing out each picture from the story while making up new ones on top of that – such as what happens after they get through the obstacles in their obstacle course. This is an awesome chance for them to utilize those fine motor skills of theirs by picking up crayons/markers and coloring inside the lines, too.

  1. Outdoor Exploration

baby outdoors

What you need: an outdoor area that’s safe for your baby to explore (such as a grassy backyard), farm animals, balls, and other toys.

This is another activity that will have filled with happiness. They’ll love crawling around the grass while also having fun exploring all of these new objects – whether they’re picking up each toy or moving the balls around to create a pattern. Not only that, but this is also an excellent way for your baby to improve their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills by picking up each toy with ease while having exposure to the great outdoors.

  1. Laundry Basket Fun

What you need: a laundry basket, for your child to crawl into.

This is another activity that will have them busy for hours. Not only does this encourage their natural curiosity by having fun crawling into objects around the house, but it’s also an excellent way for your baby to improve their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills by going through the laundry. They’ll love crawling through the laundry basket while also being safe cushioned by the laundry.

  1. Pouring Station

What you need: a variety of different sized containers, spoons or tongs for your child to use when pouring water from one container into another – try using bowls, cups, mugs, and such.

This is another activity that’s sure to keep them busy for hours on end. They’ll love pouring each container of water while also trying out different spoons or tongs to see which works the best when it comes time for them to pour things into their own bowl/cup.

This will help improve their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills at an early age, which is awesome. They’ll also have fun exploring all of these different objects around the house while trying to figure out what they can pour into.

  1. Tossing the Ball

What you need: a ball, outdoor area, and one or more people to play with your baby.

This is another activity that will have them squealing with delight. They’ll love crawling around the grass while also having fun exploring all of these new objects – whether they’re picking up each toy or moving the balls around to create a pattern. Not only that, but this is also an excellent way for your baby to improve their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills by catching and tossing the ball.

  1. Clay Fun

clay baby

What you need: clay or play dough, cookie cutters, and other toys that they can use to create different shapes.

This is an activity that will have them using their creativity. They’ll love playing with clay or play dough of different colors and turning them into different shapes. Not only that, but this is also an excellent way for your baby to improve their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills by having to manipulate clay into various shapes.

  1. Reading Time

What you need: books (with pictures).

It’s never too early to start reading to your baby! They’ll love listening to all despite the different sounds that words make, as well as looking at each picture in their favorite book(s). This will not only help them begin learning new vocabulary but also how to form sentences. Not only that, but this is also a great way for your baby to improve their speaking and listening skills as well as their hand-eye coordination by pointing at each picture in the book.

  1. Blowing Bubbles

girl baby bubbles

What you need: a cup of soapy water.

Blowing bubbles is a great way for your 14-15 month old to burn some of that excess energy while also having fun. They’ll have a blast running around the grass and trying their best to catch each bubble as it floats through the air. This will not only encourage healthy development but also help them improve their hand-eye coordination by successfully catching those bubbles with ease.

  1. Busy Board

What you need: a variety of different toys, busy board/box and your child.

This is another activity that will have them entertained for hours. Not only does this encourage their natural curiosity by having fun exploring all of these new objects – whether they’re trying to figure out how each toy works or pushing the buttons on the bus box – but it will also help them improve their hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and problem solving abilities by picking up each toy.

  1. Building Blocks

What you need: a variety of different sized boxes or blocks, your child, and open space.

Building blocks are another great way for them to improve their hand-eye coordination by picking up each block while also having fun. They’ll have a blast trying to create towers with all of these new objects – whether they’re trying to fit each block into the box or stacking one on top of another. Not only that, but this is also an excellent way for your baby to improve their fine motor skills by picking up each block.

  1. Balloon Races

What you need: balloons and your child.

Balloon races are another great way for them to burn off some of that excess energy while also having fun. They’ll have a blast running and trying their best to pop each balloon before their parent – whether they’re trying to stomp on them or kick each one out of the way. Not only that, but this is also an excellent way for your baby to improve their gross motor skills by kicking each balloon.

  1. Bathtime Fun

What you need: a warm bath, your child, and toys.

Bathtime doesn’t have to be a chore! Instead, this is another excellent way for your baby to improve their gross motor skills while also having fun – whether they’re splashing in the water or sitting on top of the plastic turtle and moving it around with ease. Not only that, but this is also an excellent way for them to improve their hand-eye coordination by successfully grabbing each toy.

  1. Ball Pit

What you need: a large box and balls.

Not only is this fun for your little one, but it’s also another way to help them improve their gross motor skills as well as hand-eye coordination by moving around each ball. They’ll have a blast crawling through the box while also trying to pick up all of those colorful balls – whether they’re trying to throw them into the bucket or dumping each one out of the box.

Not only that, but this is also an excellent way for your baby to improve their problem-solving abilities by figuring out which direction will lead them closer towards those balls.

  1. Making Music

xylophone baby

What you need: a variety of different instruments and your child.

Making music is another excellent activity for them to improve their gross motor skills as well as hand-eye coordination – whether they’re trying to hit each drum with ease or shaking the maracas without dropping a single one. They’ll have so much trying their best to pick up each instrument before the song ends – whether they’re trying to hit each drum with a stick or shake each maraca in rhythm.

Not only that, but this is also an excellent way for your baby to improve their fine motor skills while having fun. They’ll have a ball crawling around on the floor and trying out each instrument.

  1. Getting Crafty

What you need: a variety of different craft supplies and your child.

Getting creative together is an excellent way to bond with your 14-15 month old while they have fun – whether it’s painting, coloring or gluing. They’ll have a blast sitting at their little table and trying out each craft supply.

They’ll love getting creative together by drawing on paper or even painting the walls in an abstract way – not only that, but this is also an excellent way for them to improve their fine motor skills by successfully drawing on the paper.

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