If you are looking for a really easy and fun activity, this one is it!
It only requires “2 ingredients” and one can probably be found in your backyard!
This activity works on fine motor skills and is so much fun and very easy to put together.
If you are looking for a fun, fine motor activity that is themed for this time of year – Fall – keep on reading…
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Pom Poms (we chose fall colored pom poms – brown, tan, orange…)
Pinecones (there aren’t very much pinecones where we reside, so I purchased ours from our local craft store 🙂 and the best part is I can reuse them each year!)
And, that my friends is really all you will need for this activity!
I told you it was “2 ingredients” only. 🙂
Pine Cone Pom Pom Fine Motor Kids Activity
Pine Cone Decoration steps:
The steps I took for this simple pinecone decoration activity were as follows:
Lay out pinecones within a kid friendly “plastic” bowl on the table.
Then, lay out pom poms within a bowl on the table as well.
The activity is to insert the pom poms within the pine cones.
That is all you will need for this really simple pine cone pom pom ornaments activity.
Pinecone crafts for kids
As mentioned above, pine cones can become wonderful crafts for kids.
Set them aside and use glue and glitter to decorate a pine cone while decorating with pom poms as well!
These are wonderful for decorating the Christmas tree which is in the winter time and soon to come after the Fall season.
What other fun pine cone craft ideas can you think of trying out with these?
Another fun idea you can try is…
Pine Cone Math
Pine cone math can look like counting the pom poms as you insert them within the pine cone.
What I love about it is that it works for a differentiated set of ages.
Toddlers can work on counting from 1-5 as they insert the pom poms and gain the fine motor benefits while learning through play!
You can also talk about the colors of the pom poms as you insert them within the pinecone(s).
Preschoolers can also enjoy counting as they insert the pom poms but maybe they can work on a higher set of numbers such as 5-20 and not only numbers 1-5.
Kindergarteners can maybe try adding and subtracting with two pine cones that are side by side.
For example: If I add two pom poms to one pine cone and 5 pom poms to another pine cone, how many pom poms do I have in total?
This is a wonderful way to play and learn about addition and subtraction for kindergarteners.
Can you think of any other fun ideas for kids that relate to pom poms and pine cones?
Share with me any ideas below in the comments and maybe we can try it out too!