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Toddler Fine Motor Activity - Pom Poms and Containers

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Toddler Fine Motor Activity


Fine motor activities for toddlers don't need to be expensive. For this simple activity we used an old Pringles container (any type of container with a lid will do), cut a hole in the lid and gave the kids some pom poms. Make the hole slightly smaller than the largest pom pom so that a bit of work is required to get them in. If your toddler is quite young, make sure you supervise them so that they don't eat the pom poms!

It sounds so simple but this activity kept my two girls busy for at least half an hour today. You can decorate the containers if you want to, but it's not necessary.


Wednesday 27th of May 2015

Clever idea, I must try this with my toddler #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

Janice Mackin

Monday 2nd of February 2015

What a great idea. My toddler loves pom poms, I will need to try this with him.


Sunday 1st of February 2015

Lovely and simple fine motor 'game' T would have loved this when he was little.

Thanks for linking #toddlerapprovedtuesday x

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Sunday 1st of February 2015

[…] use it in a sensory box and so much more. My toddlers started using it in place of the pom poms in this activity that we did earlier in the week. I also love that it is so cheap – each bag of pasta is less […]


Thursday 29th of January 2015

Another great idea, thank you for sharing lovely. See you next week? #ToddlerApprovedTuesday