I recently got a bag of pom poms for my daughter for about $3.99 from Michaels and she loves them! I love them too because you can be so creative with them and they are a great sensory toy for toddlers. Pom poms can help kids learn about counting, colors, sizes and more!
Counting is so fun and easy to introduce with pom poms! Even though my 18-month-old daughter can only say "two!", I've been introducing her to basic numbers with these colorful balls. We line them up and count them and arrange them in any combination of designs. These would also be great for teaching basic addition and subtraction.
Pom poms are also great for teaching colors! They are already so fun and bright, and kids will love learning each color while squeezing each soft little ball. Plus the ability to arrange them by hues, similar colors, and opposite colors adds a whole new depth to learning about colors.
Try teaching your child about sizes with pom poms. I encourage my daughter to line them up by size, and while that's still a bit advanced for her, she can at least pick up a big one, and then a small one. Extra points for arranging the pom poms by size and color, or separating them out by size that are all the same color! The basic lessons available here are endless.
My daughter doesn't even know she is learning because she is having so much fun! And when she scatters them everywhere, she gets to learn a new skill — gathering them up and putting them back in the bag. :)
Pom poms are such a fun, basic toy for kids to play and learn with! No matter what age your child is, pom poms can be used for many fun activities!
Lining pom poms up in a line.
Placing pom poms in the different cups of a muffin tin.
Stirring pom poms in a pot to make "soup".
Using pom poms to add/subtract.
Arranging pom poms closer/further apart to practice fine motor skills.