Here I am again, raving about how much we love poms! But seriously, if you get on Pinterest and search “toddler or preschool learning activities” poms are everywhere! I love them because they are cheap (I always find ours on sale or with a coupon from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or Joann Crafts, or even at the Dollar Tree, especially in the seasonal section!), and kids love them! Plus they often are good to have on hand for any art projects you may do throughout the year!
This activity is a spin on one of our favorites! Remington loves to sort his rainbow poms, so I made a St.Patty’s Day themed color sort for him.
- Poms of different colors (I did a few shades of green, white and yellow/gold)
- Color sheets (These can be pieces of construction paper, felt, foam, or even cups/bowls, as long as they are identifiable by your little)
- Tongs or a spoon for sorting (if you want an extra challenge)
Mix all the poms together, and lay out your color sheets. I used my Cricut to cut out large shamrocks in each color cardstock to be festive for St. Patty’s day, but any shape paper or labeled/colored cup works!
Have your little sort through the poms. Sometimes Remington likes me to join in, sometimes he likes to race me. You could even time them to see how fast they can complete it.
As simple as it seems, having your little work through color identification, as well as the motor skills it takes to grab those poms with their little fingers or tongs, this activity is so effective for kiddos!
Let me know what your babe loved about this activity, or what you did differently below!
XO, Amanda, The Celebrating Mama