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This Heart Pom Pom Sorting Activity doesn’t require any prep at all and is a fun way for young learners to practice their colors and fine motor skills.
The pom-poms provide a nice soft sensory experience while the tweezer exercises fine motor practice and hand-eye coordination.
You can also build vocabulary by discussing the colors being sorted or enjoy the silence and drink a cup of coffee or two!
Supplies Needed for this Heart Pom Pom Sorting Activity
This pom-pom sorting activity requires almost no prep and will keep your toddler or preschooler concentrated in some educational sensory play!
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How to make a Heart Pom Pom Sorting Activity
1. Print off the template. You can laminate for durability.
2. Attach the paper to your table using washi tape.
3. Put pom poms in a bowl next to the paper.
3. Show your child how to use the tweezer to grab pom poms and put them on a heart with the same color as the pom-pom.
Such an easy and fun way to practice colors and fine motor skills!
How to Play & Learn with the Heart Pom Pom Sorting Activity
The Heart Pom Pom Sorting Activity helps children develop skills like:⠀⠀
- Color identification
- Fine motor skills
- Hand & eye coordination
How to Adapt this Activity for Your Childs Skill Level
You can modify this Heart Pom Pom Sorting Activity to match your child’s skill level:
1. For Very Young Children
For very young children and those that haven’t learned their colors yet, you could just start practicing their pincer grasp or use the tweezer to practice fine motor skills by picking up pom-poms and putting them on the hearts. Don’t worry about color matching at this point.
2. For Older Children
For older or those that already know some colors, you can practice matching the colored pom-poms to the correct colored heart.
You can also practice sorting the pom poms into groups before putting them on the hearts.
3. For Very Able Children
For very able children, you can add counting to the activity. Start by counting how many hearts there are on the paper and how many hearts there are of each color. Count the number of pom-poms you put on the hearts or practice adding one more to each heart.
You can also ask your child questions while doing the activity. For example:
- “What can you think of that’s red?”
- “What in this room is green?”
- “What food can you think of that’s yellow?”
Questions like these will elevate this activity and help build vocabulary.
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