Home made rattles

Duration: any

Age: baby, parent

Skill for Bub: Just for fun


Make a rattle at home for your newborn bub.

Make your baby a variety of different rattles by using things that are readily available in your home. Use light plastic containers such as empty jars, drink bottles or screw top storage containers. Make sure the lid cannot be easily removed. Fill the container with things such as rice, different shaped and coloured pasta, beans, lentils, clothes pegs or safe coloured liquid such as cordial. Move the rattles one at a time through your baby’s line of vision so that their eyes and head follow your movements. Encourage them to reach out for each object. Place the rattle in your baby’s hands and shake it a few times. Both the sound and the texture will intrigue them. Allow them to explore the object and the sounds they make on their own.