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CREATIVE IDEAS FOR UNDER 5s

5 WAYS WITH…

is a series that gives you a whole week of ideas with one resource! This time we’re focusing on pom poms.

1: SORTING

Can you sort the pom poms by colour? By size? Can you place, throw or roll them into groups? This is a great sensory play experience that builds the foundations of numeracy and counting.

2: MAKE IT RAIN!

Fill an umbrella, a bowl or cup and scatter the pom-poms from above. How many can we catch? What does it feel like as they fall on us? What happens if we twirl as they rain down? A fun whole body creative experience with lots of chances to chat.

3: POM POM PEOPLE

Using clothes pegs to grab some pom poms is great fine motor exercise…and then you have your own pom-pom people! Do different colours or sizes have different personalities or voices? Add faces if you like, using stickers or pens.

4: POM POM RUN

Cut toilet rolls, wrapping paper centres or long tubes in half and let your wee one tape them up on a wall. Explore which angles are best for rolling pom poms down, build tracks or use paper to create ‘doors’ at the end.

5: GET STUCK IN!

Use some sticky back plastic or loop sticky tape to create a sticky ‘canvas’ to let wee ones create their own pom-pom art! Windows, curved surfaces or mirrors add extra challenge and interest.

Downloadable PDF

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