Pom Pom Egg Carton Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Have you been looking for pom pom activities for toddlers or preschoolers? If so, you will love these mess-free, no-prep pom pom activities for your kiddo!

Pom poms are such fun little balls of joy for little ones! They can be used in multiple ways to enhance a child’s creativity and imagination.

My daughter (who will be 4 soon!) loves to use them as food in her pretend kitchen.

She constantly makes my hubby and I tons of amazing yummy dishes with her pom poms.

Although she loves to use them for cooking, I also wanted to start incorporating fun hands-on learning activities to build her fine motor skills.

Pom Pom Egg Carton Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

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During our home preschool time, my daughter also really enjoys doing her preschool workbook, which has been helpful for developing her pincer grasp and many other important fine motor skills.

So if  you’re not really in to hands-on activities, then I would encourage you to checkout this preschool workbook.

It has tons of activities for shapes, alphabets, patterns, number tracing and so much more!

 

Okay, back to the pom pom activities!

These pom pom egg carton activities for toddlers and preschoolers will help your child develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sorting skills, color recognition, create patterns, counting skills and so much more!

Watch my daughter enjoy her pom pom activity for the first time!

Materials:


You are likely to have most of these materials already in your home, which makes this activity even better!

Pom Pom Egg Carton Activities

Are you thinking about teaching preschool at home, but unsure where to start?

Teaching homeschooling preschool doesn’t have to be complicated, so download your Free Preschool Learning Checklist Printable below to get instant teaching ideas.

*Please be sure to monitor your little one while doing these activities since pom poms can be a chocking hazard.*

Pom Pom Color Sorting Activity:

  • Get your empty egg carton and cut it in half with your scissors
  • Dump the pom poms in the empty jar, bowl, or cup

  • Show your toddler/preschooler how to hold the tongs to grab a matching pom pom from the jar to match the ones you placed in the egg carton


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  • Allow your child to sort each pom pom (using tongs to build fine motor skills) by color until the jar is empty

This is such a simple one that kept my daughter excited and busy for over an hour! She did this pom pom activity on her own at least 3 times.

Pom Pom Pattern Activity:

  • Use the tongs to create a simple AB or AAB pattern (for example, blue, green, blue, green or red red yellow, red red yellow) in one row of the egg carton
  • Show your child how to grab pom poms from the jar with the kids tongs or gator grabbers
  • Have your child try to match the pattern on the other row

This activity is great for a preschooler who is beginning to learn about patterns. My daughter has done this one as well and loves it!

I usually create a pattern, have her mimic it, and then allow her to create her own pattern.

Pom Pom Counting Activity:

  • Have your child use their tongs or hands to grab one pom pom at a time from the jar 
  • Tell them to place each pom pom in an open space
  • Help your child count as they go


This is a great simple pom pom activity for toddlers who are just beginning to count.

You may have to show your little one how to do it a few times until they get the hang of it.

This activity can also be used for preschoolers who love to count and use tongs!


Pom Pom Transfer Activity:

  • Put all the pom poms in a jar, bowl, or cup (basically whatever you have on hand)
  • Have your child use a big spoon, tongs, gator grabbers, or scooper to grab the pom poms from the jar, bowl, or cup
  • Show your child how to transfer the pom poms to the open egg carton slots
  • Once they get the hang of it, allow them to do it themselves as many times as they like

This is something my daughter really enjoys doing on her own, which has encouraged her to have more independent play.

It’s such a simple pom pom activity, but it will definitely keep your toddler busy for awhile.

 

Are you thinking about teaching preschool at home, but unsure where to start?

Teaching homeschooling preschool doesn’t have to be complicated, so download your Free Preschool Learning Checklist Printable below to get instant teaching ideas.

That concludes Pom Pom Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers! I hope you will try one of these pom pom activities with your little one.

Do you have any go-to pom pom activities that your toddler or preschooler loves? Please share in the comments below!

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