You don't need expensive toys to entertain and stimulate babies! Here are 20 easy, play ideas for babies 6-18 months old, using objects from around the home.

Development of play in babies, oh. so. important. Here are a ton of activities for your infants

Play and games for kids:: Zero to Two eBook of Play. 25 ideas for babies and toddlers, additional links to over 50+ activities. Great resource for parents.

Activities for baby (under 1yr)

Toddler Approved!: 18 Easy Play Ideas for Kids Ages 9-18 months

13 Amazing Play Activities For Babies Aged 1 To 12 Months: the following activities will also help enhance your baby’s fine motor and logical thinking skills.

15 Activities to Play with Your 9-12 Month Old Already did the majority of these, and he loves it!

Baby Play with Siblings: Baby School from Mama Smiles

DIY Baby and Toddler toys to promote motor skills

this is one of those simple kitchen items that will come in so handy. my daughter still plays with a haba felt vegetable rattle set that she got when she was 6 months old (and she is over 3). and the crate is too cute for store or farm play. $22.49 #oompatoys #habausa

40 Ways to Sensory Play!

10+ Baby Play Activities by FSPDT

Activities for 18 to 24 Months toddlers, a great collection of home made activities and other suggestions.

One year old activities (also links to month-specific activities)

10+ ideas for ALL AGES sensory play using two or fewer ingredients - all of which are commonly found in a home. No need to run to the grocery store - you probably have the supplies for most of these right now! From Fun at Home with Kids

Soap Mud! Soap mud is a soft, foamy, glorious goop, which is wonderful for squeezing and squishing with hands and feet! It is often referred to as "clean mud" as it really does have the feeling of warm, wet mud, but is made from soap and therefore leaves your children smelling delicious!

Love Heuristic Play!!!!Baby treasure basket with circular objects (and links to more treasure basket ideas for babies!)

my DIY: "how-to" upgrade an old, out grown pack n play to a princess toddler bed. NO SEWING!

Sensory Board & infant activities

Keep active young minds and hands busy with this jam-packed activity kit.

The Imagination Tree: Baby Play Ideas and Activities: 6-18 Months