Making a treasure basket for babies


  • Empty basket
  • Household objects: any object you have around the house or baby toys: wooden spoon, sponge, toothbrush, scarf or a piece of material, wooden sticks or little wooden logs, soft toy, hair roller, shaker or any musical instrument, nail brush, little ball, empty bottle etc., anything you think it is safe for the baby to use.

Note: please make sure you supervise the baby at all the time during their play.


  • Step 1: Put all the resources you have in an empty basket or box.

  • Step 2: Place a mat on the floor and put the basket down then bring the baby closer to the basket to sit down or if the baby can’t sit yet you can try to put the baby on the tummy and lay the basket on a side.

Useful tips:

Treasure basket gives the baby an opportunity to explore, experiment and make choices at their own peace.

Babies can gain a rich sensory experience through handling, feeling of different textures, sucking or putting the items in to their mouth.

Babies can concentrate on their play through the treasure basket that can last even up to 1h. The contents stimulate baby’s curiosity and engage the babies five senses: touch, sight, sound, smell and taste.