This one tot tray is a 5-in-1; how cool is that?
First off, supplies needed:
- Multiple colors of pom poms
- Small cups
- A tot tray or baking sheet or placemat
Tray #1- Practice with Tongs
Dump out all of the pom poms onto your tot tray. Give your tot a cup and some tongs. Have them practice using the tongs to put the pom poms in the cup. This is a great fine motor skill activity.
Want to make it more challenging? Have different size pom poms for them to pick up and/or have them drop the pom poms into an empty bottle instead (since it has a smaller opening than a cup).
Tray #2- Pom Pom Color Sort
Give your child the pom poms and some colored containers. Have them order the pom poms by color (example- red pom poms in the red container). T loves doing this activity with his tongs as well.
Tray #3- Pom Pom Size Sort
Sort the pom poms according to size. This will also help teach them about the concepts of big and small.
Tray #4- Practice with Pouring
Let your tot fill a cup or container with the pom poms, and then practice pouring the pom poms into another container. This is a great motor skill practice. To make this activity more interesting, try having a variety of containers for them to practice with.
Tray #5- Pattern Making
Have your tot practice making simple patterns; example- red, blue, red, blue.