This Pom Pom Busy Bag is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s extremely quick and inexpensive to make, doesn’t take up much space, can easily be kept in the diaper bag for times when you’re stuck waiting and is such a great fine motor skills practice.
I created this activity for our toddler, but our preschooler likes to be included as well. Even our 14 month old loves this activity, although we have to keep a close eye on her so she won’t try to eat the pom-poms.
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The concept is simple. Just dump out the pom-poms, put the lid on and push the pom-poms back into the container through the holes.
We made one larger hole and two smaller ones. We also included two different sizes of pom-poms. the larger pom-poms only fit through the larger hole so it adds some size discrimination and logical reasoning practice as well.
Our pom-pom container was even included in one of Emahry’s label-the-house-with-Post-its episodes. That girl seriously loves Post-its!
Update 1/2020: All of our kids have outgrown this activity by now (our youngest is now 5 1/2) but this pom-pom busy bag lived in my diaper bag for over 5 years and was played with dozens and dozens of times!
Click the link below to download this free printable busy bag label.
Do you think your baby, toddler, or preschooler would like this activity? Leave us a comment below.