Friday 1 July 2011


Montessori Activity: Sorting Pom Poms with Cheat-Chopsticks

Age: From 2 years old

Activity Duration: 5-15 minutes

Preparation Time: 3 minutes


1. To train the child’s fine motor skills.
2. To teach the concept of squeeze and release.
3. To teach the names of different colours.
4. To teach sorting.
5. To teach counting.


1. 1 container
2. 9 pom poms of 3 different colours (keep it simple, not too many)
3. Medicine tablet organizer
4. 1 pair of cheat chopsticks
4. 1 Tray


1. Show your child to transfer the pom poms with the container into the respective table organizers sorting according to colours using the chopsticks. Say "squeeze" and "release" as you use the tongs. Say the colour of the pompom you are holding. Count as you go along filling the bowl with pompoms.

2. Pick the pom poms back into the container using chopsticks.

3. Encourage your child to try.

Additional Information:

You can get pom poms from Amazon:

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