Pom Poms Play – Busy Activites for toddlers

Pom Poms have become my new best friend.

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Okay maybe not. This guy has that title forever.

Still, these pom poms are high up on the list of favorite things.

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I am constantly amazed at how long these little buggers keep my toddler busy.

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I found an idea on Pinterest (check out my busy bag board), for a busy bag with pom poms, tongs, and ice cube trays. I tried it, and it just didn’t work for Gracie. The tongs were too hard for her to grasp and play with.

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However, the pom poms totally worked! They kept her busy for about an hour. She sorted them into piles, put them in her bowl, carried them around, put them on a table and organized them. Took them off the table and put them into another container. That little girl was BUSY with these things.   pompomplay1

And I love thinking about all the connections her brain was making while playing.

If you want a GREAT deal on pom poms, here is a half pound of pom poms from Amazon. Judging by how many we seem to lose (I have NO idea where they go!), this is just about the perfect number!

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Meanwhile, this guy was happy as a clam, rolling around on the floor beside her!

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 Do you have a secret activity or trick to keep your little ones busy during the day?

 



16 comments

  1. Paula Parker says:

    Looks like something I would have enjoyed as a kid, but I would probably of ate a few!!!

    • Beauty for ashes says:

      Oh man, that was a problem early on. She just wanted to suck on them, but we have since broken that desire!

  2. Kung Phoo says:

    Looks like a great project… my wife would have done this when the kids were younger..

  3. Jennifer Sattley says:

    What a fantastic idea! So often kids favorite toys are just what’s around the house but just need a little creativity to bring them to life like you have done here.

  4. Emma Craig says:

    I love when the simplest things are so amusing to the little ones! And great for fine motor skills too!

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