Pom Pom Transfer: An independent toddler activity.
Anyone else ever need just five seconds to breathe from this toddler crowd? God love ’em, but they are an exhausting bunch. Sometimes, you just need a minute to catch your breath, drink your coffee, and not answer another “But, why?” question.
And that is how Pom Pom Transfer became the hit toddler activity at our house recently. It’s that whole necessity is the mother of all inventions. This Mom wanted to invent herself some coffee (out of necessity) and here’s what was invented.
Set up Pom Pom Transfer for your toddler – it’s a snap!
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- Pom Pom Balls
- Plastic tongs
- Ice cube tray
- Cookie sheet
Putting this together took less time than brewing my coffee. No joke. I grabbed the cookie sheet to keep everything contained. I set up some jars and an ice cube tray as possible pom pom transfer targets. Finally, I gave my toddler, Sam, his beloved plastic tongs and told him to have at it.
Actually I didn’t say have at it. I said “Do you think you know what you’re supposed to do?” He said – so confidently “YES! I gotta move the balls into the spots.” Pretty much exactly how to describe this.
Sam loves transferring pom pom balls from place to place. This kind of activity is one repeat at our house. But the set up here with the cookie sheet and the option of jars and ice cube tray made it different and thus, very exciting.
My toddler grabbed and moved pom poms for just under 10 minutes. Once he’d fill something, he’d dump and start again. About 10 minutes is all I’m ever looking for with an activity like this so I was thrilled. I got to have my coffee in piece and (MOM BONUS) unload the dishwasher too. Lucky me.
Pom pom transfer is a great quick activity for times when you just need a moment. Takes no time to set up but will buy you plenty of time in return.
Would your toddler be interested in this Pom Pom Transfer?
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