PomPom Rainbow is a lovely craft idea for toddlers & preschoolers. Do your LOs love rainbows or pompoms. If they do, you will have fun creating this colorful rainbow craft. This is a very simple activity with a lot of learning opportunities – fine motor skills, hand -eye coordination, concentration, color recognition, letter recognition, sense of achievement.
What you need
- Rainbow color pompoms
- Glue stick
- White Paper
- Draw a rainbow outline on a white paper with markers. Use rainbow colors to draw the outline or write down the colors in order – for easy color recognition.
- Set up an invitation to play – In a tray, place the rainbow outline sheet, pompoms and bowls.
- Explain to your kids what your going to do. Talk about the letter R (upper case and lower case), rainbows and the different colors in a rainbow.
- Color sort the pompoms into the bowls. We used white pompoms to symbolize clouds.
- Let your LOs use the glue stick to apply glue on the paper along the outline & stick the pompoms on it.
You could also let your kids color the rainbow first before sticking the pompoms. Coloring adds more fun. Although Miss A(almost 3yrs) did not want to do it. This activity can be done with Froot Loops cereal or colored pasta too. That was my first choice. But later settled with pompoms as it might be more interesting for Miss A – she loves pompoms and anything to do with it.. 😀
I was a lil hesitant at first to let Miss A use the glue stick. I showed her how to use it and explained that she can use it only on the paper. I must say, she was very good. She found it interesting to use the glue stick. She wouldnt keep it down even when placing the pompoms. She enjoyed a new sensory experience with her sticky fingers 😂 She also learnt a rainbow rhyme – Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo and Violet makes a Rainbow – to remember the colors of the rainbow and their order. 👍 We had a lot of fun doing this simple craft and it looked very cute & colorful..