Where is that bag of pom poms? I have a simple pom pom matching game you’ll want to play.
Preschoolers come up with the best games, and this pom pom matching game doesn’t disappoint.
I notice that preschoolers understand how to take a larger concept (sorting and matching pairs) and break it down to the simplest execution. This is what happened as my four-year-old dumped out the box of pom poms, simply explaining:
And the pom pom matching game was born.
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Setting up this matching activity took seconds.
Ready for this?
- Open the bag of Pom Poms.
- Sit across from the other player.
- Take turns finding matches.
- We added a line with masking tape to place all the matching pom poms in a row the second time we played.
It was super simple and a lot of fun!
This preschool color matching activity held both of our attention for quite some time!
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Why is this preschool color matching activity so beneficial?
Some pom poms are big, and others are little. We can begin to discuss how to find similar pom poms using two attributes. This one is red but small. These here are big and red. They are a matching pair! We adore this activity and added it to this collection of color activities for kids.
Additional conversation starters for this matching game:
Multi-colored pom poms – Which colors make up this combination?
How many pairs did you find?
Did you find any matches that are the same as another match you see?
Were there any colored pom poms that didn’t have a match?
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By Kindergarten, Children will be asked to:
Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common to see which object has “more of”/”less of” the attribute, and describe the difference.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
We can touch on many of these big ideas with activities for kids at home.