One of my kids’ favorite play medium are pom poms! So fuzzy and versatile! They somehow always make a play last longer than with other items we have around. Of course, if you have a child who likes to put things in their mouth, you might want to stand by when they use pom poms for play and explain to them how pom poms are not edible.
All the ways we can use pom poms for play, learning, arts and crafts:
Great activity to prepare in minutes and it includes catapult and pom poms!
Even babies will enjoy playing with pom poms if you set up a velcro wall for them!
Get kids moving with tunnel race using pom poms and straws!
Prepare a super simple scooping activity for toddlers with pom poms!
For little ones, make a sensory bottle with pom poms!
Recycle egg cartons and paper rolls for fun fine motor activity kids can do while you’re cooking dinner!
You can even throw a race to fill a cup with pom poms, if you have more than one child!
Loads of practice for little fingers using this target practice activity.
Let them explore reflections using pom poms and a mirror.
Explore gravity with pom poms as you make splat paintings!
The simplest activity you can use for fine motor practice, using only pom poms and a plastic bottle.
If you don’t have a plastic bottle, you can make this activity using any container you have around and let kids enjoy dropping pom poms.
A pinecone is needed for this activity that gets kids working on finger strength and control.
If your kids love ice cream as much as my do, use pom poms to set up an ice cream scoop play!
Make it stick! Sort big and small pom poms on a sticky wall.
Pick some of the measuring spoons from your kitchen and hand them over to kids for fun and quick scooping activity.
Kids will get loads of pincer grip practice as they feed little pom pom birds.
Make pom pom brushes for your art projects!
When you have a baby, you can prepare a very simple sensory bin for them to work on their hand coordination.
Make a lemonade using pom poms! Of course, for play. 😉
Use any small container you have for fine motor practice with pom poms.
It takes lots of control to make a pom pom transfer using tweezers and pool noodles.
Make large scale art outdoors!
A bit more creative variation of pom pom drop is this feed the shark activity.
Ooo, the fun kids will have with pom pom party popper!
Use these simple counting cards with pom poms (free printable).
You can also make fine motor practice harder for kids with tiny pom poms.
Turn pom poms into magnets and add them to your fridge!
Grab a colander and make this fun game with pom poms and spaghetti!
Collect recyclables from around the home and set them along with pom poms for fun playtime!
A tape and pom poms are needed for this fun target practice!
Learn to count using pom poms and egg cartons. Really simple!
Make a simple color sorting activity for toddlers who are just learning their colors.
And here is another variation on color sorting, this time with pom poms and egg cartons.
For kids who are learning their numbers, you can try this counting activity that’s combined with fine motor practice.
Let kids construct their own tunnels and test them with pom poms!
You can use pom poms for fun slam and dunk game!
Let kids construct a Lego catapult and throw some pom poms!
Grab a caterpillar printables and set up a lovely counting busy bag for kids.
Make your own version of kerplunk game and play with kids!
Contain mess during art session with this shake-it art activity!
Make an adorable rainbow collage with pom poms!
It’s always fun to make monsters, and these pom pom monsters are too cute!
This lovely pom pom caterpillar puppet will surely be a hit with kids!
Little chicks are fun to play all year long, but specially around Easter!
Let kids stick pom poms on branches for instant pop of color!
Did you know that you can paint snowflakes using pom poms!?
Everyone loves Elmer the Elephant! And you can make it using pom poms!
Kids can make pom pom trees for small world play, for every season!
You can also make this cheap counting busy bag for kids with sticks and pom poms!
Or you can learn numbers as you count ice cream scoops!
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.