Box play – Baby

box play baby - CopyMobile babies love to explore their environment. Add safe adventure to their exploration by providing boxes as a simple obstacle course.

Did you know?

Babies can learn about their body in space through crawling through boxes.

Add language

Provide the words that go with what your baby is doing e.g. crawling “through”, “in”, or “out”.

Other development

Playing peekaboo with objects inside a box helps to develop your baby’s awareness of object permanence.


Boxes are great for banging on and make great pseudo drum kits for babies!

Across the ages

All the activities listed on our “Play Ideas” page can be applied across different age groups. Check out box play for toddlerschildren and playgroups.


Activities listed under “baby” are suitable for children under 12 months. This age is largely about babies exploring their own bodies and the world around them from the safety of a close relationship with their caregiver.