Happy Fine Motor Friday! My co-hosts and I are excited to share fun activities for toddlers and preschoolers that help build fine motor skills every Friday. At the end of this post you will find links for more great fine motor activities from my co-hosts. Be sure to check them out!
This construction pom-pom fine motor activity has been set up in my house for a while now, but wasn’t getting any action until I had the idea of turning it into a game! I am learning that if Caden thinks an activity is a game he is more willing to play! So be on the look out for more homemade game ideas on the site!
- Pom Poms in 4 different colors
- 4 containers in corresponding colors
- stickers in corresponding colors
- a large shallow container
- foam cube or die
- Chomper the Excavator or tongs
The Set Up
To set up this Construction Pom Pom Pick Up & Sort Game, I chose pom pom colors that matched the little containers that I had and put a handful of each colored pom poms into the shallow container. You could use any color pom poms with a clear or white containers and use colored stickers to designate where to sort the colored pom poms. I then placed the four colored containers around the large shallow container. To create a colored die, I used a large foam number die and smiley face stickers for each of the colors of the pom poms.
To play the game, each player takes a turn rolling the die and grabbing the selected color of pom poms with the excavator or tongs and putting one into the corresponding colored container. This is a great game for toddlers and preschoolers as their is no winner or loser, just teamwork to fill the colored containers with pom poms! You could also make this game more advanced and competative by assigning each player a color and using a number die to count the number of pom poms put into the colored containers. Whoever gets all their pom poms into their container wins!
Store it all in the large container for easy clean up!
Happy Fine Motor Friday!
Be sure to check out these great fine motor ideas from my co-hosts!
Dot Marker Alphabet Cards from Craftulate
Eye Dropper Fine Motor Activities from Little Bins For Little Hands
Pom Pom Fish Painting from House of Burke
Homemade Finger Paint Recipe with Fine Motor Activity from Powerful Mothering
Fine Motor Mirror Box Play from Still Playing School
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