This game not only aims to entertain your baby but is also great for object permanence skills which they need to acquire. If your baby has an older sister or a brother, let her/him get involved too both in making it and in playing. It is another great way to make them two siblings enjoy something together and have a bond.
Now, you can use your imagination and materials that you already have at home. What I will list here is only to give you some examples.
- A little tub (yoghurt/icecream/individual sized cereal), a little box, a can or a large paper cup
- A stick, chopstick or a pencil
- A finger puppet or some sort of a small object (preferably colourful) or a toy
- Glue or tape
You may use your by-now-well practiced skills to make some funny noise to accompany the game or the puppet can greet the baby. You may have one made for your older child as well and in front of the baby, the two jack-in-the-can toys can interact if you like. Just go crazy with your imagination and use it the way you like. After all, it is all about what makes you and your baby happy. Any variation that works for you is great!