This Sorting Pom-poms by Size Activity is an easy and educational activity that is super low-prep! You can set it up in less than a minute (seriously!) and your toddler will be perfectly content and busy in no time 🙂
I love how this activity allowed my 3 year old to explore sizes. It’s something we haven’t really done, but this little fun activity was perfect for my little guy to see that everything has a size in proportion to each other. Plus the colorful pom-poms make for a great sensory play too!
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Materials for Sorting Pom-poms by Size Activity:
- Start by unrolling and cutting a large piece of easel board paper and taping it to the table where your child will be working.
- Next, using the permanent marker, trace a large lid onto the paper to create two overlapping circles. Label “BIG” and “SMALL” at the top of each circle.
The child must sort the pom-poms and decide which one goes into which spot. It’s super exciting, great for development and gives him/her a little something to stay busy with 🙂
What is my child learning and improving?
- Sizes (the child is recognizing and differentiating between different sizes)
- Fine motor skills (picking up the pom-poms to place into the correct spot)
- Cognitive skills (the child is thinking, analyzing each pom-pom, comparing them to each other)
- Focus and concentration