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Pom Pom Colour Match Busy Bag

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This simple activity will enable children to develop patterns and to practice colours.

Materials Needed:

  • Coloured Pompoms
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Markers

What to do:

  • Create simple patterns by colouring circles on each popsicle sticks using the same colour of the pompoms. 
  • Encourage children to place the pompom on top of the coloured circles to match the colours and create the pattern.
  • Add this into a zip lock bag to be used during rest time. 

Hints and Tips:

  • This a simple activity that easily can be created for rest time non sleepers.
  • Add Velcro to the pompoms and popsicle sticks so children can stick them on.
  • Use blank sticker dots, colour and then use these on the popsicle sticks. 
  • Add a pair of tongs that the child has to use to create the pompom pattern. 

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    established hand preference

    manipulates small objects

    holds object between thumb and first two fingers

    groups objects according to specific characteristics (colour, size, shape etc)

    recognises similarities and differences

    matches objects and pictures one to one

    pays attention to activity between 5 – 15 minutes at a time

    able to identify and name primary colours

    understands concepts of sorting, grouping and matching

    increased concentration

  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Puzzle Play, Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Creative Play Games, Fine Motor Skills, Learning Games, Quiet Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    5.4  Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

Last modified on Sunday, March 7, 2021
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