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FREE 10 Strips of Pompom Color Sorting Mat for Toddlers

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Pompom can be played in various way. One of the fun way to play with pompom is sorting them into their colors, using Pompom Color Sorting Mat.

Miss 3 loves to sort the pompom according to its color onto one of the airline’s dot pattern bag. But the bag has only 4 dot colors. So it’s not enough for Miss 3.

I made this Pompom Color Sorting Mat to have 10 colors. It also can be cut into 10 stripes, so that your child  can focus on one color at a time.

pompom color sorting mat

Preparing Pompom Color Sorting Mat Activity

This activity is very simple and easy to prepare

Materials needed :

  • A handful of pompom of any size
  • Printer
  • Laminating Machine (optional)
  • Scissors (optional)

How to Prep :

Just print the FREE Pompom Color Sorting Mat

And off you go!

Add some twist

There so much way to make this Pompom Color Sorting Mat fun and engaging. Among other twist we can do :

  • If you wish to reuse the Mat, you can laminate it before pompom play.
  • Or if your child need to focus only on one color at a time, you can cut the stripe after laminating the Mat.

You can also add in other things to enhance fine motor skill, such as picking the pompom using kitchen tong, or tweezers and put it into the dot color.

Other things that can be used to replace pompom in this play

Instead of sorting pompom into this Mat, you can also use :

  • Gummy Bears
  • Play dough
  • M&M chocolate
  • Colored beads
  • Buttons
  • Dot Stickers
  • Do-a-Dot Markers
    And more

What do Our Kids Learn While Playing Pompom Color Sorting Mat

While sorting colors onto Pompom Color Sorting Mat, she also learn many things. Among them were : [Updated, thanks to Samantha’s comment :)]

  • Color sorting which is good for counting skill
  • Fine motor skill practice while she pinch the pompom
  • Visual discrimination
  • Visual motor integration
  • Crossing mid line
  • Targeting a pincer grasp
  • One-to-one correspondence

Grab Your Download

Don’t forget to download your FREE Pompom Color Sorting Mat by clicking the button below.

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More Pom Pom Color Sorting Mat

Since Hannah kept asking for more, I decided to make some more Pom Pom Pattern Cards.

These pack includes number counting Pom Pom Patterns.

Trust me, you will love it!

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POM POM Pattern cards

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  1. I do color sorting activities in my Occupational Therapy groups all the time! It’s great for visual discrimination, visual motor integration, crossing midline, targeting a pincer grasp and one-to-one correspondence. Plus the kids think it’s fun! These will be great to put in plastic sheet protectors and use in my fine motor kits. Thanks for sharing!

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