Pom poms are such a versatile item and they are a big hit with Sammy. We introduced it to her when she was around 13 months and we use it almost everyday since then. Pom poms are great for sensory play, learning colors and they also help them with fine motor skills. Theses are some simple yet fun activities for your toddler and preschoolers.
1. Pom pom transfer activity – You just need two cups and some pom poms and show your toddler how to pour from one cup to another. Sammy loved this when she was around 15 months and it kept her engaged for around 15 mins. It’s a great quiet activity idea which saved me during my long flight to India.
2. Pom Pom in a whisk – Stuff the pom poms inside the whisk and let your toddler figure what to do with it. LOL. They might take it all out and stuff it all over again.
3. Color sorting activity – This particular activity was introduced when she was around 18 months when she was really curious to learn colors. I got lucky I had pom poms matching with her stacking cups. I pour the pompoms into a tray and keep the cups around it and let her sort them. If you don’t have cups, they can sort it and pt it in a muffin tray or just random bowls. you can also give a tweezer/clothes pin/tong to grab the pom pom and sort it.
4. Pushing pom poms – You need an empty wipes container and loads of pom poms. Ask your toddler to stuff the pom poms into the wipes container. Another big hit with toddler. We did it when Sammy was around 12 months and almost 12 months later we still do it.
5. Pom pom scooping – Break out a bag full of pom poms into a tub and let your toddler try to scoop them with a spoon or ladle. You can also take it up a notch and let your toddler grab a pompom in a spoon and watch them place it gently on a pool noodle hole. Sammy liked to push the pompoms after placing it.
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