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Pom-Pom Color Sorting

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Who doesn’t love a good color sorting activity, such as this easy and engaging Pom-pom Color Sorting?

Lately I’ve been focusing more and more on learning the colors with little Vik (2). I feel like my daughter knew her colors by his age (though of course my full attention was on the single child when it was just my daughter vs now that there’s two), so I’ve decided to work on that area with my son.

I’ve created this SIMPLE, COLORFUL, FUN AND ENGAGING color sorting activity that I knew Vik would absolutely love, and he did of course! I’ve used what I had on hand and it worked out beautifully since I didn’t need to run to the store. This activity is inexpensive, easy to set-up and most importantly toddlers will actually have FUN LEARNING!

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(sooo concentrated, I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Stick the desired amount of pipecleaners (choosing different colors) into a ball of play-dough and place all of the threadable pom-poms beside it.

Rules are simple- the toddler has to sort the pom-poms by color and thread them onto the correlating pipecleaner!

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What is my child learning?

Well…{excited sign}…there’s LOTS OF LEARNING IN THIS SIMPLE YET ENGAGING ACTIVITY! There are over 6 different areas of childs’ development being exercised and improved here.

Let’s begin with Sensory Developement. Kid’s are touching (even smelling!) the play-dough, pom-poms and pipecleaners. Sensory play is super important, it adjusts toddlers to self-control, independent play, pretend play and life long skills.

As Maria Montessori quoted,

“The senses, being explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge.”

Along with sensories such as touch and smell, fine motor skills, cognitive skills and even building new brain pathways are all being worked on and improved in this activity!

  • Fine motor (picking up the pom-poms with thumb and pointer finger)
  • Cognitive skills (analyzing, matching, comparing the pom-poms to the color of the pipecleaner)

Lastly, the child is, of course, learning colors! ๐Ÿ™‚


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