Children are active and have a lot of energy to spend during the day. Why not keep them busy with pom poms? Yes, pom poms are cute, colorful, and fuzzy, but they’re also great learning sources! Counting, sorting and watching pom poms fly into the air. There are so many versatile ways that these little decorations can be used to help children learn and play! Here are 22 fantastic ways you can use pom poms to educate and entertain your little ones.
1. Pom Pom Sensory Bin
Pom poms can provide a sensational sensory experience for young learners. Kids can sort, scoop and feel the textures of pom poms that you place into a bin. Add other items and have the kids search for and remove all the pom poms.
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2. Sensory Bin Idea: Pom Pom Pick Up
Remember those machines where you tried to choose a stuffed toy with a mechanical claw? How difficult was it to win a toy! Kids will always win with this variation. Cups, tongs, and tweezers become gamified objects to make pom pom time a fun challenge.
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3. Pom Pom Sorting: Learning Colors
Turn learning colors into a tactile experience with this fun sorting activity.
Colorful pom poms become fuzzy little teachers to help young learners identify and match colors.
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4. Pom Pom Sorting by Size
Pom poms come in a variety of colors and sizes. They can be great teaching tools to help students learn about small, medium, and large objects.
Little hands will be busy while their minds are actively learning about simple size distinctions.
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5. Sorting By Size Blindfolded
Tactile learning is important in developing a child’s cognitive, and language, skills as well as physical abilities. This is a simple pom pom activity where little ones distinguish between big and small.
Give little hands a big challenge by using a blindfold. Kids will “see” with their hands.
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6. Busy Pom Pom Activity
Kids will be busy sorting cute pom poms by size and color with this critical thinking activity. Busy hands power up the brain to think and analyze! Ready, set, sort!
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7. Sticky Sorting
Active little ones will enjoy this creative twist of the pom pom sorting activity.
Provide kinesthetic options by allowing kids to stand or move about the class or home to sort pom poms by color or size, using a sticky board.
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8. Pom Pom Egg Carton
Sorting is super fun for little ones. This is an activity that is just as fun to prepare as it is to play. All you need is an empty egg carton and some paint and you’ll have an eggcellent sorting game!
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9. Pom Pom Push: Box Version
Grasping and sorting-by-color skills go hand in hand with this fun pom-pom activity. Kids will reinforce their color identification skills while making their little hands stronger as they choose and push pom poms into the box.
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10. Pom Pom Push: Caterpillars and Shapes
Hands-on learning is always a fun way to practice what we learn. Kids can practice sorting colors with the help of a friendly and colorful caterpillar!
This activity can be used to teach shapes too. Simply change the caterpillar’s body into squares, triangles, or circles!
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11. Pom Pom Toss Game
This may look like just another fun game, but it’s also a great opportunity to build coordination and concentration. Kids will be entertained for hours trying to toss pom poms into cardboard tubes.
Keep your little ones active and cheering with this fun game!
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12. Flying Pom Poms
Science and fun go hand in hand with this energetic activity. These shooters are fun to make and fun to use! Teach kids about distance and force as they try to shoot pom poms near and far using balloons, toilet rolls, tape, and pom poms to design their craft!
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13. Pom Pom Drop
Turn an ordinary sorting activity into a fun pom pom drop! Active children will enjoy moving about as they drop the little pom poms into the correct tubes and cheer when the task is accomplished!
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14. Pom Pom Alphabet Tracing
Learning the alphabet transforms into a hands-on activity with some pom poms and contact paper. Kids will enjoy tracing letters or words with colorful pom poms while standing or moving around the class.
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15. Alphabet Hide and Seek
Let’s play hide and seek! Children will enjoy finding letters hidden amongst the pom poms and matching them to the letter board. This is a great vocabulary teaching tool when kids say a word that begins with the letter they chose!
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16. Pom Pom Sensory Alphabet Craft
Let’s learn our A, B, C’s with pom poms! Sensory letters are a fun and tactile way to help children recognize letter forms. Reuse the colorful creations to review the alphabet with your little learners!
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17. Let’s Count with Pom Poms
Counting while creating fun food items is a sure way to get kids to practice their numbers! Kids will enjoy coming up with fun food items while using the correct number of pompoms.
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18. Counting with the Pom Pom Caterpillar
It’s fun to count when you have a hands-on activity using pom poms.
Busy kids will be focused and entertained as they pick their favorite colors and choose the correct number of pom poms to match the indications on the sticks.
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19. Pom Pom Lollipops
Let’s build a pom pom lollipop forest! Grow a fuzzy forest of colorful pom pom trees while teaching kids about differing heights and explaining the words “tall” and “short”. Grab some gummy bears and create a fun adventure in the lollipop forest.
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20. Pom Pom Peg Doll
Kids will have fun creating and playing with their pom pom dolls. This is a simple activity that will help you recycle any materials you have lying around your home or classroom.
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21. Framed Pom Pom Art
Create beautiful and colorful artwork with pom poms.
The artwork will last a lifetime in a cute frame and visitors will be impressed with what your child created using only pom poms and glue!
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22. Pom Pom Arts & Crafts Time
Pom poms are great teaching tools but they can also turn your kids into creative geniuses! Inspire them to imagine and make with these wonderful and easy arts and crafts ideas.
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