Pom Pom Pouring in a fun toddler activity.
What’s more fun actually using pom poms for an activity? Pouring the pom poms all over the floor. I didn’t realize this until every toddler told me so. Seriously, is there anything a toddler loves more than dumping a bag of poms all over the place? It is their Nirvana.
Well let’s give the people what they want then!
I merged two of my most popular activities – pouring station and scooping station – into one tailor made toddler activity. By adding in a bag of pom poms as the main supply, things got a whole lot of fun around here. It was the most perfect activity for my favorite toddler.
Setting up a Pouring Station is easy peasy.
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- pom poms
- under the bed storage tub
- jars, cups, scoops
I set up Pom Pom Pouring in our much used and very beloved under the bed storage tub. It keeps all the pom poms corralled (for the most part) and defines the play space nicely.
Inside the tub, I set up a few bottles, boxes, and cups that I knew could pour the pom poms well. I also threw in some kitchen utensils because, well, why not? I had set the stage for our activity, but now we needed the main ingredient…
Of course, to kick things off, I let Sam dump our giant bag of pom poms all over this activity. Remember, we’re giving the people what they want here – and the people want to pour pom poms! I set some parameters (no poms out of the tub on purpose – wink) and let him have at it.
He pushed them into the bowls and cups and poured them all over the place. He used tongs to grab them and literally had the.best.time playing with this. Simple fun in morning pajamas.
He played with this station for what seemed like 100 toddler years (jk, it was like 15 minutes but you feel me). He was so deliberate and so full of concentration as he poured, scooped, mixed, and stirred his poms. It was really good for fine motor skills and hand eye coordination and bottom line: he just loved this.
He loved it so much that I left this up and it sat on repeat at our house for about a week. A perfect quiet activity for him to do when I needed a quick second to think (and make dinner, do laundry, unload the dishwasher, etc).
Two Mom and toddler thumbs up on this one!
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