Baby Food Jar Play

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Veronika hasn’t eaten baby food out of jars in ages (this little miss prefers finger foods), but I like to keep a few empty jars on hand for games and activities. Today she kept so busy with 4 jars and 4 lids and this simple activity.

I set the jars in front of her on a soft surface (be sure your floor is well padded if using glass jars).

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To start, I simply showed her how to remove a lid, and then place it back on. Babies will instantly want in on this action. Veronika snatched off the lids (I had them very loose) and tried to put them back on.

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It was so interesting to watch the brain at work on this one. At first she put the lids on upside down, or on the bottom of the jars.

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But after a few tries, she was putting them on right side up, even making them a little tight.

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She looked so pleased with herself and had to do it over and over!

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For extra fun, I put small toys inside a few of the jars. I thought she would be interested in digging for the rewards once the lids were off, but truly the lids and jars themselves were what fascinated her.

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I loved watching this sequence: She gets the lid on.

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Then off again.

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Then peeks inside for a toy!

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She was one very pleased little girl.

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