Magic Carpet

child on tummy looking into mirror

Come on a magic carpet ride. This activity is a lot of fun for babies, and is great for developing balance during tummy time.

Set up

With a clear floor space around, fold a blanket or large towel and lay baby on top of it. Make sure there is room on the blanket for the educator to hold onto. 

How to play
Step 1
  • Gently pull baby around the space on the blanket, making sounds, telling stories and engaging the baby
  • Start very slowly and ensure baby is comfortable and supported throughout.
Step 2
  • You can go on a magical adventure and find treasure, fly over cities, see some animals in the zoo!
Activity information
Age: 0-12 months
Equipment: Blanket
Skill focus
Explore these skills for teaching tips
Physical literacy tips
  • Place a favourite toy on the blanket with your baby
  • Set out some toy animals to go and visit