What you'll need:
Empty Parmesan Cheese Shaker (we used Kraft)
A bag of small pom-poms
Infants and toddlers will enjoy exploring spatial relations as they squeeze pom-poms into the holes provided by a repurposed parmesan cheese shaker.
- Present your child with the shaker and a pile of small pom-poms (select pom-poms approximately the size of the hole openings so that they are a snug fit and may require the child to gently poke them through with a finger)
- Ask your child to begin dropping the pom-poms in through the holes.
- Once they have filled the container, open the other half of the lid which has a large opening so they can pour the pom-poms back out and start again.
- Add on sorting or counting for children who are ready for these skills.
What it teaches:
Fine Motor Skills
Hand Eye Coordination