I like to keep Roo learning and developing skills even though he is on summer break. I also like to create tools for learning from items we already have at home.
I had an idea for a super simple fine motor activity that I could make in a matter of minutes. I had no idea how much bot of my kids would enjoy working on such a simple activity with such great fine motor skill practice.
You will need:
A pair of plastic tongs
An egg carton
The rest is pretty self explanatory. Put the pom poms in the egg carton, then demonstrate how to pinch and pick up then sort the colors.
As you can see I used smaller pom poms for Roo exclusively so he would really have to work at pinching the pom poms with the tongs.
Harper isn't ready for the tongs yet, but using her fingers to grasp the varying sizes and the fuzzy texture of some compared to the hardness of the smaller pom poms is good for her fine motor development too. I use assorted sizes when working on this activity with her.