Do you ever need just a couple of minutes…right now?
When my toddler dumped our LEGO bin all over the playroom floor…right before his brother’s birthday part.
When my 3rd grader needed reading homework help…but all my toddler wanted to do was grab his pencil and draw all over his homework.
When I really needed to finish a phone call.
That’s when I use this bin.
I save the pompom sensory bin for times when I have to grab something right now that will keep my toddler occupied for a few minutes. I seriously set it up in under a minute. From when I decide to use the bin until he’s playing with it — 60 seconds.
Pompom Sensory Bin
All you need:
- a non-breakable bowl or box
- pompoms — lots of sizes and colors make it even more fun!
- non-breakable small bowls or measuring cups
Just grab it all and put it together in front of your kid! They’ll know what to do. (If you have a child who might put the pompoms in his mouth, just be sure to keep an eye out.)
So many fun ways to play:
- pour the pompoms into the bowl
- place one pompom into the bowl at a time
- move pompoms from bowl to bowl by pouring or using hands
- grab handfuls and let them drop into the bowl
- separate out one particular color or size
You can of course add more to the bin. This could make the activity take longer. But for when you need something right now — this simple set up has it all.
More Ways to Play
Some ideas if you want more things in the bin:
- add in little animal figures to “rescue”
- add in numbers or letters or shapes to find
- do all primary colors and match them to pieces of paper of the same color
TONS of Pompom Simple Play Ideas
Have the pompoms already? Check out our list of simple play ideas using pompoms!
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