If you’ve been reading The Mama Notes for a while you know we are big fans of the pom pom drop over here! Now that Flora’s a bit older I had to give it a fun seasonal twist for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday! I’m also sharing some adaptations and ideas for playing with it below!
How to set up a pom pom drop:
Source your paper tubes – I typically cut up a paper towel roll or toilet paper rolls. For this iteration I used an empty wrapping paper roll so I could get tubes of a variety of sizes.
Tape them up to a flat surface – I swear by these rolls of colored masking tape. They hold things so well but also easily peel off, don’t mark up walls and come in so many fun colors!
Dress up the toilet paper rolls with different color hearts (you can use markers to color these, stickers, paint – anything). I used felt hearts I had leftover from another project.
Gather pom poms to correspond with the colors of your tube.
Ideas for play:
Have your child match the pom poms with the colored tubes
Use tongs for more of a fine motor challenge to pick up the pom poms and drop them in the tubes!
Minute to win it! Set a timer for 1 minute and see how many balls your older toddler can get into the bucket below using tongs
Have your older toddler practice counting and pattern sequencing!