Who is ready for even more ways to play with pom poms? It wasn’t until I had kids and became a preschool activity blogger that I realized there are so many ways to play with pom poms. It’s literally like pom pom crafts and activities for days. I really couldn’t believe it! Here I am, standing in a craft store, and the ideas come rushing in. Pom poms are excellent supplies for color sorting, fine motor practice, and, you guessed it, even sensory play.
Why keep you waiting? Here are 20 terrific ways to play with pom poms!
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Pom Pom activity benefits
Did you know that pom poms are used for so much more than holiday decorations? That’s right? I keep a stash in our art cart so my boys and I can get creative with them when we have an idea.
First, let’s take a look at how we use them at home with kids:
- Imaginary play
- Relay races
- Sensory play
- Water play
So you know that bag you tossed into the closet? Well, it’s time to bring it back out. Here are 20+ pom pom crafts and activities listed here that will put them to excellent use.
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20 pom pom activities for preschool
Have a preschooler that enjoys trucks? This easy idea is for you! Load up the transportation toys and have your child begin to color sort the pom poms.
Ah, sensory play. What would we do without you? Toss in some pom poms with feathers, and you have an activity to take you to lunch.
This game is a hoot! Place a piece of tape on the floor and race to see who can find the most matches in a minute.
Who is ready for sunshine? Bring the colorful pom poms outside and have your toddler and preschooler race from one end to grab the pom pom and bring it back to the color sorting box.
Yum! Who is ready for a color sorting paper tube eating contest? I bet your toddler will be!
If you read this, and it is summer, you MUST read this book and make this pom pom craft. It is a huge win!
Calling all kindergarteners! This is a fun way to practice your hundreds chart using Little Blue Truck and pipe cleaners.
Have you read this clever story? Another favorite read with my preschooler.
Even wonder, how can I make a pom pom at home with kids? Here you go! This step-by-step list will help you get started.
We played this game around Easter, and it is still going strong with the leftover eggs. Add pom poms inside each egg to squeeze and open.
We all know toddlers love our kitchen supplies. This is one of my favorite activities for toddlers to combine the two!
This winter, practice gluing and adding pom poms to paper mittens. A great way to improve hand strength.
Need a simple, classic activity for pom poms? Color sort them! This is a fun idea for toddlers.
Rainbows always bring a smile to my face. A fun preschool activity for color sorting and fine motor grip.
Umm, this idea is BRILLIANT. Love everything about this ice cream station for preschoolers. Great idea for home and school centers.
Quick list of all pom pom activities
In a hurry? Use this quick list of preschool craft and activities to find something fun for your family.
- Color Sorting Delivery Trucks – Days with Grey
- Exploring Colors Sensory Bin – Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
- Make a Match – Days with Grey
- Pom Pom Balance Tree – Hands on as We Grow
- Run and Sort – Days with Grey
- Feed the Caterpillars – Happy Toddler Playtime
- Measure to the Lines – Days with Grey
- Pom Pom Hockey Quiet Bin – Here Wee Learn
- PVC Pipe Pom Pom Drop – Teaching Mama
- The Watermelon Seed – Days with Grey
- Little Blue Truck – Days with Grey
- Caps for Sale – Days with Grey
- How to make a DIY Pom Pom – The Craft Train
- Squeeze and Sort – Days with Grey
- Pom Pom Whisk Activity – My Bored Toddler
- Pom Pom Soup – Busy Toddler
- Mitten Craft – No Time For Flashcards
- Apple Color Sort – Days with Grey
- Pom Pom Christmas Ornaments – Tinker Lab
- Rainbow Collage Craft – Happy Hooligans
- Ice Cream Parlor – Play to Learn
- Apple Tree Alphabet Game – Pre-K Pages
When it comes to pom pom crafts and activities, this is where it’s at! Which pom pom activity for kids will you try first?
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