Friday, July 19, 2013

Fine Motor Matching Game

I was making a fine motor color game for a friend's little boy and my son and I found other ways to play. So I'm sharing it with you as a freebie. All you need is a floss box (you probably have some to use to hold letters or letter cards), some pom-poms and a clothespin (or other pincher). I had gotten a sewing bag with 3 floss boxes in it on clearance a long time ago and picked up some colored pom-poms from Dollar Tree.

By changing the pictures, you can make a color game, a number game, a letter game, a rhyming game, etc.. You can use Velcro in the sections but we found the cards stayed nicely without it (even for my not-quite-2-year old and were use easy to get out by dumping it upside down.

Here is a page of pictures on different ways to play.

To Play: Color – Put color cards (shape, words, crayons,animals) in the boxes of the floss box to match the color pom-poms. Player(s) picks up pom-poms with clothespins, other small pinchers, or spoons and place them in the correct section.

Number – Put numeral or dot cards in the container. On your turn, roll 1 or 2 dice. Put that many pom-poms in the section matching that number. Variation: Take turns putting your color pom-pom in a space (if you put pom-poms in the 3 space, you put 3 or if you put them in the 5, you put 5). Play with a friend and try to fill 3 spaces in a row or play until your run out.

Alpha – Put the desired letters or pictures in the boxes. Take turns placing a pom-pom in the box. Say the animal and letter/sound or come up with another word that starts with hat letter.

Download the freebie from my TPT store here.
And check out the other Freebie Friday freebies this week at TBA.

I know it isn't that fancy or crafty. You could add name stickers to a cute cover to the lid. My kids liked the see-thru aspect esp. since we made a couple kinds. But I am linking up to Monday Made It. :)



  1. I love poms poms they are so cheap at the yes..Dollar Store. These are some ideas I have not thought of. I would love for you to link up at my Christmas in July Linky Party. Just grab the button and add your link.

  2. Love this! Thanks for sharing:) Would love to have you check out my site, too.


    Thank you!

  3. This is really cute. I'm going to share it with my sister who works with four-year-olds at a daycare.

    Thank you for sharing!


  4. Ahh I love this! I bought a three pack of those boxes because I knew I wanted to use one to organize dice and would surely find a use for the rest - now I do! Thanks! Oh, and I am your newest follower!
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