This carrot activity is easy to set up to teach kids fine motor skills, hand-eye-coordination, and counting while they play with pom poms.
Kids will have so much fun with plastic carrots and pom poms! This engaging activity can be adapted for young children of all ages including ideas for your baby, toddler, and preschooler.
My toddler (Little Pup, age 2) had so much fun putting pom poms inside the plastic carrots. Children’s natural curiosity will guide them to do this activity as they interact with the supplies.
It’s a perfect activity to add to your Spring, Easter, or Gardening activities.
Please remember to always watch your young children to keep them safe, and keep activity supplies out of their mouth.
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CARROT PUFF BALL PLAY AND LEARN ACTIVITY
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- Orange Puff Balls (These ones sparkle)
- Clear Orange Carrot Shaped Containers
- Montessori Tray (Optional, but helpful for keeping children focused)
To prepare the activity, open the carrot containers and set them out.
Place the pom poms next to the carrots, if you don’t have an activity tray you can place them in a small plastic bowl.
That’s it, now you are ready to start the activity.
As long as baby is having fun and not trying to eat the supplies then your activity is going well. Little Dog is 1 and loved filling the carrots with pom poms, dumping the pom poms out, and doing it all again. This was wonderful for helping him with hand-eye-coordination, fine motor movements, and concentration.
If your baby has a tendency to put things in their mouth you can switch out the pom poms to something safe for baby to eat like baby cereal or marshmallows.
Toddlers are ready to learn, so add counting to this activity. As they place pom poms in the carrot, count them. They will learn to use one-to-one-correspondence (one number per item) as they count.
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