The pompom box (6 - 12 month olds)

This is about exercising your baby's motor skills by encouraging them to put pompoms in the box.


Home Learning

You will need

  • A shoe box
  • Scissors
  • Pompoms
  • Felt markers

What to do

To do this, cut out three circles of different sizes from the box, colour around each circle a different colour using your markers.

Ask your baby to put the pompoms in the big red circle, the little green circle…

Baby placing pompoms in the box

Learning outcomes

  • Fine motor skills: developing hand muscles
  • Develop the thoroughness of the hands
  • Gain dexterity
  • Eye-hand coordination

Ask your baby

  • Can you put the pompom in the largest of the circles?
  • Can you put the pompom in the smallest of the circles?
  • Can you put the yellow pompom in the red circle?