Pom-Pom Clothespin Grasp

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Second in the series of activities for preschoolers is the Pom-Pom Clothespin Grasp.  This activity is great for practicing fine motor and sorting skills.  The girls made our Pom-Pom Clothespin Grasp game at the homeschool co-op we attend, but it would be simple to make at home as well.

If you're looking to practice fine motor skills with your preschooler, this is a great game for it!

Pom-Pom Clothespin Grasp: A Preschool Activity


  • An creamer container (or another container that is easy for a small child to open)
  • Lots of pom poms in varying sizes and colors
  • A clothespin
  • Googly eyes, felt, and other things to decorate your container



Decorate your creamer container however you’d like.  Ours was decorated like a snowman because we made them in the winter, but you can make yours however you want.  Then, just fill your container with pom-poms and your clothespin.

How to Play

This is a simple activity that the kids all love.  Even my 18 month old enjoys it!  Just dump out all the pom-poms and let your child use the clothespin to pick them up and put them back in the container.  You can vary the activity by asking your child to put in all certain colors or sizes.  It’s really simple, but it really is a great activity to develop your child’s fine motor skills.  And some of the best activities really are the most simple.

What is your favorite fine motor skill developing activity to do with your child?

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