This week they are doing apple crafts at CJ's preschool. So I thought of doing some apple activities at home too. When I found the idea of magnetic pom poms at Teachlovegrow blog, I decided to create some apple picking fun.
Magnetic buttons with foam adhesive(I bought them at Walmart. You can also use non adhesive circle magnets)
For the play:
Remove the foam adhesive stickers and stick the magnet to pom poms. If you are using non-adhesive magnets, use a strong glue and glue the magnets.
Magnetic pom poms ready for play!
CJ had lots of fun connecting two magnetic poms poms by the magnets
Apple Picking fun
We used a cookie tray. First we made sky and ground by gluing construction paper. Attached the sheet to the cookie tray using a masking tape.
Then CJ cut out apple trees from the construction paper. She glued them on to the sky and ground sheet.
Then we placed the magnetic apple pom poms to the tray.
She played picking apples (Magnet pom poms) from the trees
Picking up the magnetic Pom Poms was a great activity for fine motor skill and sensory fun. We also counted the pom poms as we picked them. Magnetic pom poms are easy to make and hours of learning, creativity fun guaranteed.
we played apple picking few times and then CJ said "Mommy I'm going to make lot of flowers"
CJ wanted stems and leaves for her flowers. So I created some using adhesive magnetic tape and pipe cleaners
Giant flower using magnetic pom poms, magnetic pipe cleaner leaves and stem: