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This Christmas Tree Pom Pom Push Activity is quick and easy to set up and a fun indoor winter activity for toddlers and preschoolers to play with over again and again.
The easy-prep DIY pom-pom activity can be made in 5 minutes using supplies you likely already have at home.
Pom Pom Push Activities are a great way for little ones to practice counting, color sorting, and fine motor skills coordination. They’re also perfect for some quiet toddler time!
Supplies Needed to Make Christmas Tree Pom Pom Push Activity
This pom-pom sorting activity requires almost no prep and will keep your toddler or preschooler concentrated in some educational sensory play!
How to make a Christmas Tree Pom Pom Push Activity
1. Start by drawing a Christmas tree onto a sheet of paper.
2. Attach the paper to the box using glue or tape.
3. Draw circles on the tree that are slightly smaller than your pom poms.
4. Use the craft knife to carefully cut out small circles. (This should be done by adults only)
5. Finally, trace each hole with markers to make it correspond to the pom-poms you have.
Your Christmas tree pom-pom push activity is ready to be played with!
Give your child pom-poms in the colors of the ornaments and show them how to push the pom poms into the holes.
How to Play & Learn with the Christmas Tree Pom Pom Push Activity
My little one had so much fun playing and pushing the pom-poms through the holes. She even found a hole on the side of the box and laughed so hard every time I said that she cheated.
The Christmas Tree Pom Pom Push 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 Christmas Pom Pom Push 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 and fine motor skills by picking up pom-poms and pushing them through the holes.
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 ornament.
You can also practice soring the pom poms into groups before pushing them through the holes.
3. For Very Able Children
For very able children, you can add counting to the activity. Count the number of pom-poms you push through the holes or practice pushing through one more each time.
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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