Make an engaging pom pom balance tree out of supplies you already have and work on fine motor skills. Your sure to have some good laughs!
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Let’s face it… what kid doesn’t like fruit trees. Picking and eating fresh fruit from trees is so exciting for kids.
Inspired by falling fruit from fall trees we came up with this fun pom pom balance fine motor activity.
Paper Towel Roll Pom Pom Balance Tree
To Create Your Own Paper Towel Pom Pom Balance Tree You Will Need:
- an empty paper towel roll
- popsicle sticks
- different sized pom poms
- bottle caps
Tip: If you want to make it really look like a tree color brown bark lines on your paper towel roll to look like a tree trunk. Then use all green craft sticks and paint the inside of the bottle caps green too. Why not use all red pom poms and make it an apple tree!
First, cut small slits in multiple places around the paper towel roll. Then place a popsicle stick into each slit.
Next, glue a bottle cap to the end of each popsicle stick.
Now you are ready! Time for your kids to play and have fun with their pom pom balance tree and strengthen fine motor skills!
Give your kids a pair of tweezers so they can pick up the pom poms (or fruit) and place them on the tree.
At first my girls, thought it was a little tricky but they eventually got the hang of it.
Using tweezers can be difficult for kids but it is amazing fine motor practice.
My girls played with this activity for 20 minutes the first go.
I thought this was amazing!
It was especially fun when the tower would fall over making all the pom poms come tumbling off the balance tree.
The girls would laugh so hard!
Believe it or not, my girls continued to play with their pom pom balance trees on multiple occasion this week.
They loved it!