A simple fine motor pompom play idea for young toddlers for when you are traveling or just out and about with a toddler in tow!
Traveling with a young child can be daunting. What do you take with you to entertain your kids while traveling? Little activities like busy boxes or felt quiet pages are great to keep in the car or in the diaper bag. Here is another fun idea: pompom play for traveling.
All you need is pompoms, different sizes(that will fit through the hole) and different colors, to make it more appealing, half a bottle(I’ve used a 500ml plastic bottle) and an old sock(optional). The sock will catch the pompoms so it does not land on the floor or in the nooks and crannies of a car seat.
One could make up a story of the bottle monster-eating pompoms, or give instructions to older toddlers: throw in the big blue pompom, now the small green one, can you find the ones that look the same, throw in 3 pompoms etc.
This is such an easy setup, fun play idea, and good for those fine motor skills too. This fine motor toy is travel-safe which makes it perfect for when you are out and about with a toddler.
You might like to see the following posts on simple fine motor play using pompoms too:
Velcro and Pompoms
DIY Pompom Run from Recyclables
Theresa (Capri + 3) says
These are great ideas. Please add this to Artsy Play Wednesday. I pinned it to my Toddler Activities board.
Nadia van Zyl says
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
This is a brilliant idea! It would be great for waiting at appointments too!
Julie @ Fab Working Mom Life says
Ooh what a great idea. I’ve been looking for new activities for my 1 year old for our upcoming summer plane rides.