Baby's First Aquarium

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Recommend for: Cognitive, Fine Motor, Toddler, Preschooler,

Categories: Baby Play

Summary: Babies are amused and interested in pretty much everything they see. Why not make them a colourful aquarium with which they can play safely? It utilises their observation skills, thus developing their sense of touch, listening and fine motor skills.


  • 1 large plastic bottle (clear, about 2 litres)
  • Kitchen sponges
  • Water
  • Food colour (any)
  • Glitter
  • Electrical tape
  • Scissors
  • Detergent


  • Cut fish shapes out of sponges and push into the bottle
  • Add water till the bottle is about half full
  • Add a squirt of detergent
  • Add a little colour and glitter to make it sparkle
  • Secure the lid with tape
  • Your baby will enjoy watching the motions in the bottle and rolling it on the ground.

    You may add any colourful, sparkly objects that you think may amuse your baby.

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