I’m so excited to share with you a fine motor pom pom pick up activity for kids. It’s set up is easy and the task in collecting the pom poms using tweezers and transferring them is often achievable for even as young as toddler age.
Boo (aged 2 years) loves a challenge and this simple fine motor pom pom pick up activity certainly tapped into her love of completing a task. Using only a few basics I create this small scale game that she asked to do over and over again. I also loved that I could change the challenge and swap the pom poms for feathers, coins or whatever else I had around the house.
Recommended age: 2 years +
(strict and active supervision is always require)
Fine Motor Pom Pom Pick Up Activity for Kids
To prepare this small scale game, you will need –
- Tray (or bowl)
- Pom poms
The tray that I used was from a Melissa & Doug game we had, but if you don’t have anything similar then you can simply use a plate with a cup on the side to collect the pom poms. This activity is easily modified to suit you and what you have at home.
Fine Motor Skills
You’ve heard me talk before about the importance of developing our children’s fine motor skills. Giving them lots of opportunities to use tweezers, threading laces, pulling at ribbons etc are all wonderful and simple fine motor tasks that will help build those small muscles in the hand. These small muscles help children grip pens and pencils so drawing and writing can be achieved easily down the track.
This simple set up ticks all the boxes when it comes to developing fine motor skills. Instinctively children will grab for the tweezers, pick up the pom poms with them, pinch at the rice and possibly collect the various coloured grains and transfer them too.
If you’re looking for a simple fine motor activity using pom poms and rice then this is the activity or game for your child. You’ll want to have a turn too.
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Renee Play-Based-Parenting says
This is such a sweet idea. so simple, yet so effective. Pinning and
Thank you lovely Nae. It is such a cute little activity and one my little girl really enjoyed.