When working on in-hand manipulation, you need to hold small objects in your hand, so what better object to use than pom poms.
In this activity I had two different colors of silicone muffin cups, and the same colors of pom poms. Instead of just sorting the colors, You have to pick up a hand full of pom poms, and place the right color in the right cup. To give a challenge, you tell the student which color to do next so that they are not just putting the next easiest one in.
Simple materials can be used in so many ways. If you don’t have colored muffin cups, you could just draw different colors of circles on a piece of paper to delineate the space that the pom poms are supposed to be placed in.
- colored pom poms
- colored muffin cups, or a colored circle on paper
- in-hand manipulation
- fine motor