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Pom-Pom Drop

Age Range
3-5 yrs
Setup Time
Under a minute!
Setup Location

Sorting activities can be used to teach organization at a young age. Grouping items by shape, color, texture, and size are all a part of learning to organize. Allowing your child to learn this while he is young will mean he is a step ahead of the organization game as he grows older.

Sorting also teaches early math skills. Children can see, when they line their items up, how rows and columns are formed. They learn to count, and often begin to add and subtract without being taught. It comes naturally!

This pom-pom activity is a fun and easy way to exercise fine motor skills with several added advantages!


  1. Set up four color-coded bottles

  2. Have your child sort colored pom-pom balls into the bottles. Alternatively you can have your child line-up the pom-poms sorted by color

  3. You can mark the count on the bottle as well, to increase the challenge

  4. You can also use tongs to pick the pom-poms to activate those tiny muscles!

Disclaimer: This presents an overview of child development. It is important to keep in mind that the time frames presented are averages and some children may achieve various developmental milestones earlier or later than the average but still be within the normal range of development. This information is presented to help parents understand, at a high level, what to expect from their child. Any questions/concerns you may have about your child’s development should be shared with your doctor.