Here is a really simple and fun learning activity for preschoolers. It doesn’t take much to set up or to clean up at the end.
- Pompoms in a variety of colours and sizes
- Muffin tin
- Large tweezers (I got mine from a board game called Avalanche, which is also a really fun game for preschoolers)
What to do
Dump the pompoms out and have your preschooler sort them into different cavities in your muffin tin based on colour and/or size. Show them how to pick up the pompoms using the tweezers. This way they are developing fine motor skills AND pre-math skills (see what I did there?). This is one of those activities that I showed to my daughter once, then left the bag of pompoms in her toy bin. Now she brings them out to me and asks to set up the muffin tin for her.
This is what happens when her hands get tired: