Kicking Time

Kicking Time

Location: indoor

Materials: a soft cushion, tissue paper, tape

To prepare, loosely tape a few sheets of tissue paper around a couch cushion or other pillow. Lay an infant near the cushion and help them kick their feet against the pillow. Show surprise at the sound it makes. Repeat the movement with their feet until they take over.

Possible extensions:

  • Try different types of materials taped to the pillow to create a different sensory experience (ex: tin foil, wax paper, bubble wrap, etc.)
  • This can also be done in a crib or pack & play by taping different materials to the walls of the crib

What We're Learning:

  • physical (developing muscle control)
  • social / emotional (enjoying playing with others)