Hearts & Pompoms Counting Game

Welcome to another themed blog hop by an awesome group of kid bloggers! This month’s theme is…you guessed it: Valentine’s Day! 

We had fun with a Hearts & Pompoms Fine Motor and Counting Game!


fine motor & counting game

 With my 3 year old, we only matched colours to the correct heart using the tweezer, a great fine motor activity.

  matching colours  

But my 5,5 year old needed a challenge, so I turned the same tray into a counting game for her. 

Pick two colours each(when you play two people, up to four can play, each with a colour).

Roll the dice and count pompoms of your colour heart out and place on the heart. 

The one with a full heart(no more pompoms on the tray) wins!

A very simple game, but lovely for younger kids.

Skills worked on: visual discrimination(when colour sorting), fine motor skills(when picking up the pompom with the tweezer), number recognition and counting skills(working with the dice) and game spirit too!

Here is what you need to set this activity up:

  • Felt hearts(simply buy already cut ones, or cut your own using a template)
  • Pompoms(same colours as the hearts)
  • A big and small tray or a big tray with a smaller plate
  • Tweezer
  • Dice

A fun Valentine’s Day/Heart themed learning game for kids of all ages!
  hearts & pompoms  
Hop over to see some more lovely ideas here: 
21 Awesome Valentine's Activities for Kids! Math games, ABC activities, sensory bottles... so many fun ideas in one spot!


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