Monday, July 21, 2014

Fine Motor Fun - Pom Pom Sorting


Here's another simple fine motor activity! This one also involves color sorting. We did this around Easter time but you could really pull it out any time of the year.

Supplies:
  • 2 1/2 dozen egg tray (you could use an 18 count egg carton as well)
  • Colored plastic Easter eggs (I used 3 each of pink, purple, yellow, green and blue)
  • Pom poms in matching color, 6 of each color
  • Bowl to hold pom poms
  • Plastic tweezers
The tops and bottoms of my eggs were still attached so I opened them and fit them into the egg carton side by side. If yours are detached - or if you want to detach them - you could put just bottoms in the egg carton and leave the tops in a big bowl. I showed Little C how to pick up the pom poms with the plastic tweezers and pointed out the matching colors. After she filled all the eggs with matching pom poms, she had some more fine motor practice trying to close the eggs!

Tip: When it comes to color matching, you could ask your child to put the pom poms in the same color egg or in a different color. Either method works the brain because they still have to pay attention to the colors and know which are the same and which are different!

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