This pom pom drop activity for toddlers is so simple to set up and is sure to entertain them for a long time. It’s great for helping them develop fine motor skills and an understanding of cause and effect.
You might recall this activity, which I did with Possum (aged 4) a few years ago. It’s a classic and I loved giving Boo (aged 12 months) a chance to have a go at it and learn through her play experience.
Pom pom drop activity for toddlers
To set up a pompom drop activity for your child, you’ll need –
- Tube (paper rolls work well)
- sticky or masking tape
Recommended age: 1 year +
(Strict and active supervision is required at all times)
I have to admit, I did try this with Boo about a month ago and she couldn’t resist just pulling the tube off the wall. I tried it again a month or so later and she was able to complete the task perfectly.
All children are different, develop at different rates, so give it a go and see how your child responds. If they are unable to grasp the task then wait a few months and try again. Kids learn and develop so quickly!
Older children would love getting creative with this activity!
Possum (aged 4 years) couldn’t wait to have a go at this activity herself. She became a wonderful example to Boo and showed her what the task involved and how to do it. Isn’t it amazing how much children learn from each other.
When children engage on a task that involves another person, it encourages them to take turns, enjoy learning and playing with others and getting along. This activity was great for learning about cooperation.
Fine Motor Skills
Boo really gave her fine motor skills a good work out with this activity. I could have incuded a set of tweezers to add to the fine motor challenge, but this was good enough for her age.
Mixing things up a bit
We couldn’t resist adjusting the cardboard tube so it was on an angle. Obviously when you do that you are also adjusting the speed at which the pom pom drops down. It was wonderful to see Boo’s little mind tick over when we played and experimented with different angles of the cardboard tube.
I hope your toddler has a wonderful time with this activity. Like I said, it’s a classic and can be made to suit the age of all children. My next plan is to get hubby on board and make a water wall with plastic tubes and funnels. Stay tuned.
Would your child enjoy this pom pom drop activity?
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