Whilst in the 99p Store the other day I spotted a small strawberry planter. My immediate reaction was that it would make a great fine motor skills activity using pom poms. The holes are small enough for pom poms to fit through but they need to be pushed otherwise they get stuck.
I placed a pom pom in each of the four holes and demonstrated how to push them through the holes. Adam took to it straight away, even using his cars to give the poms poms a push. He also enjoyed dropping the pom poms through the big hole at the top.
Once Adam had used all of the pom poms he simply tipped the strawberry planter upside down, emptied out of all the pom poms and started again.
The strawberry planter pom pom drop kept Adam occupied for ages.
As there was no preparation involved, no food or smells and the activity promoted independent play then the strawberry planter pom pom drop is an HG friendly play activity.
* Strawberry planter (we bought ours from The 99p Store)
* Pom poms
Adam was 2 years and 2 months old.
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