25+ Pom Pom Activities to Dive Into a World Filled with Fluffy Fun

As a mother, I’m constantly searching for fun activities that will both ignite my kids’ imaginations and promote their intellectual and physical growth. I realized that pom poms can be used to engage kids in very interesting activities. These little fluffy balls have limitless potential.

In this blog post, I’m going to share some of my kids’ favorite pom pom activities that I’ve done with them. You can get started immediately because all of these activities are simple to set up and only need a few resources.

I hope you and your kids have as much fun with these activities as we did! โค๏ธ

Pom Pom Activities For Kids

Pom Pom Caterpillar

Pom Pom Caterpillar

Pom poms can be used to create a caterpillar by being attached to a pipe cleaner. Encourage the children to decorate the caterpillar with googly eyes to make the activity a bit more fun. 

My son used various-sized pom poms to create a similar caterpillar.๐Ÿ›

Pom Pom Catapult Launchers

A plastic spoon and popsicle stick can be used to make a basic catapult for kids. Rubber bands work better than adhesive for holding the sticks and the plastic spoon in place.

Pom poms can be launched from the catapult by the children.

Pom Pom Handwash

Soap dispensers can be decorated with vibrant pom poms. Pom poms can be collected by children as they wash their hands, encouraging children to wash their hands thoroughly.

I made sure the soap dispenser was transparent so you could see the pom poms.

Teacup Pom Pom Game

Just set up teacups as targets and guide the children to toss pom poms to land inside. In addition to providing children with a fun challenge, this delightful activity improves their coordination and aim.

You can use pom poms in a variety of shapes.

Stick Pom Poms On Velcro

Get some colored pom poms and a piece of velcro together. Let the children use whatever approach they prefer to attach the pom poms to the velcro.

They can draw a picture, a pattern, or just a completely random design.

Pom Pom Construction Site

Construction paper and a variety of colored pom poms should be gathered.๐Ÿšง

Help the kids cut out the construction paper shapes for trucks, bulldozers, and other construction machinery.

To make their construction site, they can glue the pom-poms to the vehicles.

Pro Tip๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Sand, gravel, or construction toys are some additional materials that the kids can add to the construction site.

Give your kid the freedom to make up their tale about the construction site.

Frozen Pom Pom Soup

Keep a bowl of water and several colored pom poms. Put the pom poms in the water bowl and let them freeze.

Allow the child to use their hands to fish the pom poms out of the bowl once they have frozen.๐Ÿฅถ

Pom Pom Pattern Making

Give children a variety of pom-poms to arrange in colorful patterns on paper. 

My children first use glue to create the pattern they want on the paper. The pom poms are subsequently stuck to the paper. 

Their artistic expression is encouraged by this activity.

Sticky Pom Pom Window

Sticky Pom Pom Window

Sticky side out, fix contact paper with adhesive to a window. Children can use pom poms to press onto the paper, developing their motor skills while producing a lovely translucent display.

The pom poms are a favorite window decoration for my daughter.

Pom Pom Bath

Warm water can be added to the bathtub, and various colored pom poms can be added to the bathtub for the kid to play with.

Pom poms can be picked up by the child with their hands or caught as they pass by floating by.

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Add additional items to the bathwater, such as bath beads or tiny toys.

Let the child use the pom poms to make their bath art.

Big And Small Pom Poms Sorting

Big And Small Pom Poms Sorting

Give children pom poms of different sizes to sort into cups with labels. While having fun with tactile stimulation, this improves understanding of sizes and fine motor skills. 

To help my kids develop their skills, I made sure to do this activity with them when they were young.

Pom Pom Number Board

Kids can place matching pom pom quantities on a board that has numbers drawn on it. By playing this engaging math game with your child, you can help them develop their coordination and counting skills. 

My son would pay special attention to this activity. 

Pom Pom Jewellery

Pom Pom Jewellery

Compile colored pipe cleaners, thread, elastic, or pom poms. The kid can pick the pom poms’ colors and shapes themselves.

With your assistance, the child can make necklaces, bracelets, and earrings by threading the pom poms onto thread, pipe cleaners, or elastic.๐ŸŒž

Pom Pom Drops With Paper Tubes

The paper towel tubes should be cut into multiple lengths. On a table or other flat surface, set up the tubes.

Let the kid fill the tubes with the pom poms. The child can try dropping the pom poms into multiple-length tubes.

Pom Pom Shooter

Kids can make a shooter out of a cup and a balloon. Pom poms can then be launched into the air for a fun game.๐Ÿ’ซ

My son and his friends would compete to see whose pom poms would fly the farthest.

Pom Pom And Clothespin Matching

On a board, arrange a variety of colored circles and attach vibrant pom poms to clothespins.

By securing the pom poms with clothespins, you can help kids match the pom poms to the colored circles that go with them.

Pom Pom Blowing Activity

Put straws out and scatter pom poms on the table. To improve oral motor skills and breath control, kids can use the straws to blow air and move the pom poms across the table.

This activity is a favorite of both of my kids.๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ

Pom Pom Pool

Pom Pom Pool

Pom poms should be put in a small bowl or tub. Let your child gently scoop up the pom poms and transfer them to a different container using their hands, tongs, or other tools. 

Fine motor abilities like flexibility and hand-eye coordination are built through this activity.

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Encourage your child to try out various techniques for gathering the pom poms.

Small balls or blocks are some additional items you could put in the tub or basin.

Playdough Animals With Pom Poms

Children can shape playdough into animals and decorate them with vibrant pom poms. 

As kids work with the playdough and attach the pom poms, they develop their fine motor skills while also building artistic expression. 

Twist And Drop Pom Poms

A paper towel tube should be mounted to a wall vertically. Pom poms can be placed at the top, and children can watch as they twist and turn through the tube before falling out at the bottom.โ˜บ๏ธ

It’s an easy yet captivating way to incorporate play and physics.

Pom Pom Mittens

Pom Pom Mittens

Give children cutouts in the form of mittens and a variety of vibrant pom poms. To make colorful and textured designs, they can use glue to adhere the pom poms to the mittens.๐Ÿงค

These mittens can serve as decorative props in a play.

Pom Poms And Whisk

With some glue, fasten the pom poms to the whisk. Allow the child to whisk the pom poms in the air by placing the whisk in a bowl.

My children tried to stir the pom poms to create different designs.

Pom Pom Seed Garden Play

Use a shallow container filled with soil to make a miniature garden. Pom poms can be planted in a child’s imaginary garden as “seeds.” ๐ŸŒฑ

For my kids, I used kinetic sand to make it simpler and more enjoyable.

Pom Pom Letter Hunt

Each letter-labeled pom pom should be dispersed throughout the space. Children pick up the pom poms and match them to the corresponding letters on a board or poster. 

My kids’ letter recognition skills improved as a result of this playful approach.

Pom Pom Tree Art

Pom Pom Tree Art

Paper with a tree outline and a variety of pom poms should be provided. Children can create colorful and textured artwork by dipping the pom poms in paint and dabbing them onto the tree branches.

The pom poms can also be stuck by children to the tree branches.๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒฒ

Mega Blocks And Pom Poms

Mega Blocks should be inverted. Give kids the freedom to arrange the pom poms in the Mega Blocks’ slots. I experimented with giving my kids pom poms in different shapes, like stars or hearts.

Hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills are improved through this activity. 

Pom Pom And Flower Spring Sensory Bin

Put artificial flowers and colorful pom poms in a container. As they manipulate the objects, children explore the textures, colors, and shapes. ๐Ÿค—

Children can enjoy an enjoyable means to feel and play their way into the splendors of spring through this captivating sensory activity.

Pro Tip๐Ÿ˜ƒ

To keep the materials contained while providing lots of room for exploration, choose a shallow, wide container with high sides.

Kids should be encouraged to describe the textures and colors they are noticing. 

Pom Pom Clown

Pom Pom Clown

Offer a template or drawing of a clown along with a variety of vibrant pom poms. To create an amusing and textured work of art, kids glue the pom poms onto the clown’s features. 

My kids tried this activity with a variety of other templates besides the clown one.๐Ÿคก

Balancing Pom Poms On Spoons

Give children pom poms and spoons. While moving or steering clear of obstacles, they walk while holding pom poms on the spoon.

To see how long my kids could keep balancing it, they would even set a timer. 

Shoe Box Game With Pom Poms

Make an opening in the shoe box’s top. Allow children to compete to see who can fit the most pom-poms through the box’s opening.๐Ÿ˜Ž

Hand-eye coordination and fine motor skill development are enhanced by this activity.

Pom Pom Kitchen

Set up a pretend kitchen area for kids using utensils, pots, and pans. Pom poms can be used as pretend food for stirring, scooping, and “cooking” up creative meals. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ

My two children loved creating these makeshift sets and setting up plays.

Pushing Pom Poms Into Bucket Holes

Organize buckets with holes of varying sizes. Children practice their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills by pushing pom poms through the holes with their fingers or tweezers.

My kids enjoyed learning how to use their hands with greater ease by using this playful approach.

Stuff It Box With Pom Poms

Give each child a blank tissue box or other container with an opening. Kids fill the box with pom poms using tongs or their fingers.โœ‹

To make the activity more interesting, my kids used pom poms in a variety of sizes and shapes.

Pom Pom Number Sweep

Lay out numbered playing cards. Pom poms are placed on the corresponding numbered cards by children using a small broom or a handheld sweeper. 

As my son used the sweeper to direct the pom poms, this improved his motor skills and ability to recognize numerals. 

Pro Tip๐Ÿ˜ƒ

As you demonstrate how to hold the sweeper or broom, have the children sweep the pom-poms in the direction of the corresponding numbered cards. Applaud the children for their efforts and accomplishments. 

Pom Pom Addition Game

Pom Pom Addition Game

Make some playing cards with additional puzzles on them.

Children should add the numbers on the cards before putting the appropriate number of pom poms in a jar.

I tried this activity with my children since it helps kids build fundamental knowledge of mathematics. 

Pom Pom Water Play

Put a little water in a small tub or basin.

Kids can compete to see who can fling the most pom-poms across the tub. With this activity, they will undoubtedly have a great time. ๐Ÿšฐ

Magnetic Tiles And Pom Poms

Give out magnetic tiles and vibrant pom-poms. Children can experiment by placing pom poms on the tiles and watching how the magnetic force causes them to stick. 

Kids can even make patterns with the tiles if they are sufficiently large.

Pom Pom Dip Painting

Pom Pom Dip Painting

Pom poms can be fastened to sticks or clothespins. They are painted, then stamped onto paper to produce beautiful designs. ๐ŸŽจ

My son loved creating these works of art. On vibrant papers, he would use bright colors. 

Pom Pom Fruit Making

Kids can stick pom poms to paper cutouts of fruits like apples, oranges, and grapes to create imaginative fruits. 

Make sure the cutouts are large enough for the children to glue the pom poms on.

Pro Tip๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Discuss the fruits’ colors, shapes, and textures while you’re crafting. By talking about their flavors, nutritional value, and origins, you can make the activity a little more educational.

Squishy Pom Poms Sensory Bags

Put some liquid hand soap or hair gel and colorful pom poms in sealable plastic bags. Children can squish, press, and manipulate the pom poms through the bags after they have been sealed tightly.

My two children liked pressing the bags.

Pom Pom And Paper Plate Crafts

Pom poms can be used by children to create a variety of designs on paper plates. They can create anything they can imagine, including flowers, animals, and suns. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Kids will enjoy this very simple activity.

Learning Colors With Pom Poms

Learning Colors With Pom Poms

In a bowl, arrange pom poms of various colors. On the index cards, write the names of the colors.

You could, for instance, write “red,” “blue,” “green,” and “yellow.”๐ŸŒˆ

Encourage children to pair the pom poms with the corresponding colors.

Pom Pom Hockey Game

Use cardboard boxes to make goals and craft sticks to make hockey sticks. To develop their coordination, teamwork, and gross motor skills, children use sticks to hit pom poms into the goals. 

This game is one that my daughter loves. She, at times, participates with her brother.

Pom Pom Photo Frame

To make a vibrant picture frame, glue pom poms to a frame.๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

Fine motor skills and creativity are enhanced by doing this activity. My son had created such a frame and placed our family photo inside of it. It was put in our dining area. 

Pom Pom Hide And Seek

Hide small pom poms all over space. Kids improve their visual perception and attention to detail as they use their observational skills to locate the hidden pom poms.  

To add enthusiasm to the game, you can set a timer. 

Pro Tip๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Place the pom poms in various places, such as behind furniture, inside containers, under cushions, or even partly tucked under rugs.

After the activity, talk about the hiding places and the kids’ methods for locating the pom poms. 

Relay Race With Pom Poms

Put children in groups. At each end, set a basket with pom poms and an empty basket. Pom poms are passed one by one in a relay by children using spoons to carry them. ๐Ÿ

This game helped to promote teamwork in my son and his friends.

Pom Pom Pine Cones

The pine cone scales can be transformed into textured and vibrant works of art by children applying glue to the pom poms. Fine natural textures are introduced through this activity.

The pine cones made by my son looked gorgeous when we hung them inside our home.

Pom Pom Easter Egg

Pom Pom Easter Egg

Give out a variety of pom poms and paper or plastic eggs. Children decorate the eggs with delightful patterns and designs by hot gluing the pom poms on.๐Ÿฅš

We used the decorated eggs, which my kids enjoyed making, as Easter decorations.

Pom Pom Slime

Combine colorful pom poms with homemade or store-bought slime. Kids can play, knead, and stretch the textured slime while learning about the tactile delight of the pom poms incorporated therein. 

Since it helps them develop their fine motor skills, I did this exercise with my children.

Pom Pom Grasp

Spread pom-poms across a surface. Kids can pick up the pom poms and place them into containers using tongs or tweezers.๐Ÿค—

I timed my children’s activities so that they were quick and fluid. Every time, they would be very excited to add more pom poms.

Pom Pom Number Tracing

Get numbered playing cards and vibrant pom poms. Kids apply glue to the numbers, trace them, and then stick pom poms to the lines. 

When she decorated the cards with pom poms, my daughter also used some glitter.

Pro Tip๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Use glue sticks or offer squeezing containers of glue with fine tips. Kids can draw precise tracing lines thanks to this.

Encourage children to place pom poms along the lines, focusing on accuracy and coordination.

Pom Pom Bubbles

Provide water and bubble solution in a container.

Pom poms can be used by children as bubble wands by dipping them in the solution and blowing through them to produce vibrant bubble art.

In our backyard, my kids would enjoy doing it.

Popsicle And Pom Pom Art

Popsicle And Pom Pom Art

Give out pom poms in various colors, glue, and popsicle sticks. Children can arrange the pom poms and glue them to the sticks to make imaginative designs. 

Even better, they can put the sticks in a bowl and set it on their desk.

Pom Pom Puzzles

Cut up any images you’ve drawn or printed on paper. Children decorate the pieces with vibrant pom poms by matching the colors or patterns. ๐Ÿค”

I loved practicing this with my children to improve their fine motor skills.

Pom Pom Spider For Halloween

Put together several different colored pom poms, a black pipe cleaner, and glue.

Assist the children in cutting the pipe cleaner in half.

Let them use glue to create the spider’s body and legs from the pipe cleaners and add googly eyes and use it as Halloween decorations.๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ

Pom Pom Ice Cream Shop Play

With cones, cups, and vibrant pom poms, help the kids in setting up a makeshift ice cream parlor. Pom poms can be scooped and offered to children as pretend ice cream.

During their summer break, my kids built a similar parlor in our backyard. 

Pom Pom Snowman Craft

PomPom Snowman

Give out paper, glue, and white pom-poms. Kids put the pom poms together on paper to form a snowman shape; then, they add features like eyes, a nose, and other features. โ˜ƒ๏ธโ›„

They can even stick a snowman to a greeting card and send it to their loved ones.

Pom Pom Bookmarks

Provide markers, glue, colorful pom poms, cardboard, or stiff paper to the kids. 

They can use pom poms to create distinctive designs on the cardboard. Many of these were created by my children. They would use them with delight when reading their preferred books.

Conclusion

My kids’ imaginations and motor skills have been sharpened and sparked by these easy, colorful pom poms.

With every pom pom activity, my kids did more than just play and craft; they also learned, developed, and explored. ๐ŸŒž

Comment below and let us know how much you and your kids enjoyed participating in these activities.

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