We have a stash of busy bags on hand to keep my little guy entertained while my older son is finishing up homework (or when I need a few minutes to get something done!). This pom pom activity for toddlers and preschoolers can be easily modified, depending on what fine motor skill works for your child.
Toddlers love pom pom activities, so we have a bunch! For this busy bag, we sorted 5 different colors of pom poms.
Creating the Busy Bag
(We used 5 colors for ours – just because that’s what we had!) Affiliate links used below.
- 5 containers (we used baby food storage containers)
- paper in 5 different colors
- double sided tape
- pom poms in 5 different colors (using pom poms in a variety of sizes is fun)
- Optional: something to “grab” pom poms (we used clothespins)
I cut the colored paper to fit the lid of the container and the bottom of the container and attached the paper to the containers using double sided tape. Then I set out the containers with a bunch of pom poms in the corresponding colors!
My son either used his hand to place the pompoms into the containers, or he used clothespins. You could also try tweezers, or tongs. Because the containers we used had an attached lid, my toddler also tried opening and closing the lids once he filled the containers.
More Pom Pom Activities
- Pom Pom target practice
- Rainbow busy bag
- Color sorting busy bag
- Fine motor color match
- 35 Pom Pom Activities Toddlers Love
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