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Turkey Baster Pom Pom Game for Kids


Who will be the first to get their pom pom across the finish line?  Work on fine motor skills and have fun playing this pom pom game using a turkey baster!  This pom pom game is great for preschoolers, Kindergartners, and early elementary kiddos.  


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Turkey Baster's aren't just for turkeys, ya know!!  Ha! They can be used to work on those fine motor skills, too! 

Truth be told, prior to this pom pom game I didn't even own a turkey baster-- and now I have two! 

Pom Pom Game


In all its simplicity, this  Pom Pom Game can make for a fun morning, afternoon, or evening activity.  If you are expecting company for Thanksgiving, send the kids off to play this pom pom game to keep them entertained while you are putting the finishing touch(es) on dinner.   Your kids will LOVE this game; it is sure to bring about a lot of competitive spirits and laughs!

This game can be set up to be somewhat educational by making it a color or number challenge, or just for some good ol' fun.  Regardless, it's a great way to sneak in fine motor skills!  Having your little /big one squeeze the turkey baster is working on those small muscles in the hand!

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Pom Pom Game using a Turkey Baster



If the pom pom is too much of a challenge, try a small scrap piece of paper or feather.

This proved to be a challenge for my 2 year old; I think it was because the turkey baster was so large.

Every time she would squeeze the bulb, the plastic part of the baster would move, too-- so she didn't have much luck with moving the pom poms, unless she whacked it with the turkey baster!  She did try though, bless her heart!

This activity was great fun for my 6 year old.  He and I had a couple of intense races trying to "baste" our pom poms off the table before the other one.

Ways to Play this Pom Pom Race 


1).  Be the first to get your pom pom across the finish line.  First Big Brother and Little Sis started with one pom pom they had to "baste" off the table.

2).  Color Challenge.  In another round, they had to "baste" a certain color of pom poms off the table.

3).  Relay Race.  If more people are involved, turn this pom pom game into a relay race.  Which team can blow their pom pom off the table first?!

4).  Set up a Maze.  Grab various objects like Magnatiles, cups, cans, etc. and set up a maze for a pom pom race.

Can you think of another way to play?  Leave a comment of how you set up this fun pom pom game!

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Now it is your turn!!  
Ready, Set, Go!! 

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22 comments on "Turkey Baster Pom Pom Game for Kids"
  1. So cute & fun! Maybe try a bigger pom pom for Little Sis? Might be easier to push a bigger target! I can't wait to try out this activity with Caden!

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    1. Well I did think of that, but she only wanted to use the sparkly ones! Little Sis knows what she wants! HA!

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  2. Goodness, this looks like so much fun! And I adore the pictures of your daughter. Her facial expressions are priceless!

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  3. I love how your daughter was trying so hard!!

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  4. What a fun idea! My kiddos would love this! Can't wait to try it!

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  5. Even my older kids would love this!! Good minute to win it game!

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  6. Okay this looks so fun and hilarious! I can already hear my three year old giggling! We're trying this after school today! Love the photos of both kids, you can see they are really loving it!

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    1. Did you try it??I hope it provided a few minutes of fun : )

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  7. Love it! What fun! I've seen this done with blowing through a straw too, but I like the fine motor skills connection with the turkey baster! Thank you for sharing on Blogging Homeschoolers Daily Post Share!

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    1. Yes!-- Now I know where the idea must have come from-- the straw! Thanks for poppin over to comment : )

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  8. What a super cute idea! I bet my 3yo would love this. She already loves pom poms!

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    1. Thanks, Dusty! Give it a try and I hope it creates some giggles!

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  9. Just love it! Such an awesome mommy. :-)

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  10. Such a fun way to encourage your kids to practice their fine motor skills!

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  11. That's just too cute. What a fun activity!

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    1. Thank you! The best part was watching their little faces! Ha!

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  12. Oh my goodness - could that little face be any cuter? What a fun idea to get that turkey baster out of the drawer more than once a year and put it to use! :)

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  13. This activity will be an EXCELLENT addition to our Thanksgiving Day unit for my littles! (Oh, and your kiddos- ADORABLE!!!)

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  14. So simple, and so fun! Thanks for linking this up to the Kids Co-Op. I'll be featuring your post in my rainy day play roundup this week. xo P

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  15. Kristina, I love this activity! You can be sure that I will be using it in my practice with children and their handwriting skills! Pinning and sharing as well. Just found your blog. Glad I did:)

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  16. We have to try this! My kids would love the challenge. Thanks for linking up to Discover & Explore. I'm featuring this post today.

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  17. Such a fun idea!! Can't wait to try it out with my boys.

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