J has really been into matching and sorting things these days. He loves playing Memory and looks for pairs all over the place. So I decided to make him a fine motor skills craft for him that also encompassed sorting skills.
I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think up a fun matching or sorting game for him. I finally came up with one the other day when we were upstairs going through our craft closet.
I saw my container of pompoms, and it hit me. They reminded me of a post I saw the other day from Four Little Piglets, and knew I had to make him a colored pom pom color drop. I did ours a bit differently than she did, mainly because I threw it together in seconds, but it turned out great!
I took a few of or cardboard tubes (I cut paper towel rolls in half) and wrapped them in colored construction paper. I taped them together with a polka dotted packing tape to make them cute. I taped them together in the back, but they didn’t stay together very well. So later, I glued them together with hot glue. I placed the tubes and matching pom poms in a wooden tray I had on hand. I gave J a pair of tongs and let him sort.
I didn’t have to explain a thing, he knew exactly what to do.
He wasn’t too interested in using the togs. That’s ok though because using his fingers really works his fine motor skills.
I love watching J use his mind to figure out puzzles, sort colors, and find pairs. It’s really neat to see how he just “gets it” all of a sudden.
“I did it…all by myself!” So proud his his accomplishments!
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