Pom Pom Stick and Count

Yesterday, we were talking about spider webs and how a spider catches other bugs in her webs to eat. We imagined what it would be like to be stuck in a spider's web and so this idea was born. The part of the web would be played by Blue Painters Tape and the bugs, played by Pom Poms!

I love Pom Poms: their bright colors, squishy texture, and the fact that my kids can throw them without hurting each other. We use them for counting, sorting, learning colors, pretend cooking, art projects, and a million other ways.


Using a door frame, I placed 6-8 strips of blue painters tape sticky side out. I made sure to tape them tightly so they didn't sag across the empty door frame. Then I semi-closed the door so that Pom Poms wouldn't get trapped on the other side.


Invite your children to play Pom Pom Stick and Count:

  1. 1. "These Pom Poms are like little bugs flying by a spider's web. Can you throw or stick them on the web?"

  2. 2. Have fun throwing or sticking the pom bugs in the tape web.

  3. 3. Once all the pom poms have been thrown or stuck, take a step back and look at the web.

  4. 4. Count: how many pom-poms stuck to the tape altogether? How many blue? How many orange? How many red?


Add a writing component to Pom Pom Stick and Count:

Using a paper and marker, draw circles the color of Pom Poms.

Write the number of Pom Poms by each drawing.

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