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Sink or Float Game

This baby game is typically played in a baby bathtub, but you can also setup a small container filled with water that can be set next you your baby. This game will help develop your baby's cognitive and problem solving abilities. It will naturally kindle his curiousity as well! You will need a baby tub (or fillable container) as well as several items that sink and several items that float. They should be small enough for you baby to pick up easily.


With your baby in the bathtub (or next to the water filled container), put one of the floating items in the water and say, "Look it floats!" Let your baby observe for a bit. Next put a sinkable item in the water and say, "It sinks!" Again, let your baby observe. Now repeat with the remaining items, alternating between the floaters and sinkers. Afterwards, let her pick and play with the items herself.


As your baby gets older, you can try asking her which items will sink or float - she may surprise you! Safetywise, remember to never leave your baby alone near or in the water.



Learning and Development Skills:

  • Cognitive, Problem Solving and Memory