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Color Pop Game For Fine Motor and Writing

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The color pop game is a great game that incorporates quite a few skills within one game. Some of the skills used in the game are fine motor, visual scanning, writing, counting, and finding coordinates on a chart. I use either colored porcupine balls or different colored pom poms as the popcorn in the game. You need one color dice and one regular dice, and the printable coordinates chart. I also have the kids use training chopsticks to pick up the “popcorn”.


The board has colors at the top, and numbers on the left, so the kids roll both dice to get their top color and their number. They then have to find the corresponding word or letter on the chart. Once they find their word or letter (there are different charts to work on these separately), they can write it down. Lastly they pick up the right number of popcorn pieces in the color that they rolled, and put them in their container. The winner of the game is the one with the most popcorn at the end. If I want to add more writing challenge, I will sometimes have the kids take their words and make them into a sentence. You can grade the difficulty of the activity by using chopsticks, spoon, tongs, or just fingers to pick up the popcorn. For younger kids, you can remove the writing and chart coordinates aspect and just have them count and get the right colors and put them into a corresponding container. The containers that I used are deli containers, but recycled sour cream (etc) containers would be perfect. I would cover the food label with the corresponding color of duct tape and then put on the color pop label.


The kids enjoy playing the game, and don’t mind writing since it is a part of the game.


There is not a full jar with everything included now available in the shop called the Color Pop Jar.



  • Fine motor
  • Visual perceptual (scanning)
  • Writing


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Tonya is a pediatric Occupational Therapist, and loves creating things to work on skills and solve problems.
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