Wind at Your Back

Infant smiling during playtime at day care

Learning Value:

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to observe their environment to gain understanding of things.

Materials Needed:

  • Blanket
  • Thin scarf


This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.


While enjoying some playful time with your infant, try out some of the following suggestions and notice how your child responds:

  • Step 1: Place your infant on their tummy on a blanket.
  • Step 2: Wave a scarf in the air above them to make a slight breeze.
  • Step 3: Turn your baby over to their back and wave the scarf to make a breeze.
  • Step 4: Let the scarf fall slowly to your baby’s tummy and pick it up again.


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Infant smiling during playtime at day care