March 9, 2020

Toddler Activity: Rainbow Pom-Pom Shoot

This was such a fun activity to put together for Nova! It's great for fine motor skills, color practice, sparks creativity and challenges sensory. These are all things that toddlers crave and thrive off of, which is why this activity is perfect! I also love this one because most of the materials you probably already have in your home. 

The materials listed are exactly the quantities and materials you see used in the board pictured. 
This can be changed to your liking!

1 White Poster Board

4 Towel Paper Roll Tubes

9 Toilet Paper Roll Tubes

10 Pieces of Construction Paper
(1 Red, 2 Orange, 1 Yellow, 2 Green, 1 Blue, 2 Purple, 1 Pink)

Double-Sided Tape

Hot glue or Super glue

Chalkola Markers

Assorted Washi-tape

Assorted Pom-Poms

Cut your paper according to the sizes of the tubes you will be using on each color. You can see the pattern I used in the pictures below! Once your construction paper is all cut to size, add a strip of double sided tape to each end. Carefully roll the tubes on their designated colors, starting on one end of the paper and roll until the tape is secure on the other end of the tube.

Now that all your tubes are covered in beautiful colors, you can glue them to the poster board. I suggest laying it out first so you know where you want everything before making it permanent!

Once everything was securely glued down, I added some washi-tape, just for fun! In my case, I needed to add some glue to the washi-tape since it wasn't sticking perfectly and kept popping off.

Using my Chalkola markers, I wrote the colors above the tubes. This is a great opportunity for color practice with your toddler! Doing activities like this has really helped Nova learn her colors quickly. 

I used two command strips to secure this poster board to the wall. I'm able to switch it out with some of our other poster board activities without having to worry about the paint coming off our walls!

Remember to have fun with it! It's not just a fun activity for toddlers. This is a great creative outlet for parents too! 

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