Pompom Games!

Pompoms Games


We have been watching a lot of Olympics and had our own Pompom Games! It was fun and easy to do! We did Pompom Forward Throwing, Pompom Backward Throwing, Pompom Balance, Pompom Relay, Pompom Jumping, Pompom Track, Pompom Bucket Throw, Pompom Weaving, Pompom Throwing and Catching, and Pompom Cheering.

What you need: yarn pompoms, baskets and cones. (My baskets and cones were finds in the dollar section at Target over the last year)

Pompoms Games

How to make your own pompoms.

How to make your own Pompoms.

What you need: yarn, scissors and something to wrap it around.

Step 1. Lay a single strand of yarn on the item you have chosen to wrap your yarn around.

How to make your own Pompoms.

Step 2. Wrap the yarn around the opposite way you laid the strand of yarn.

How to make your own Pompoms.

Step 3. Tie the strand of yarn around the wrapped yarn.

How to make your own Pompoms.

Step 4. Turn over and cut on the opposite side you tied the strand yarn. (Sorry don’t have a picture)

Pompom Forward Throw
This was one of their favorite! They stood behind a cone and threw the yarn pompoms. They were quick to point out they could not throw them as far as they could a normal ball. Each time they were encourages to try to throw farther than they did the time before. We repeated this several times.

Pompom Games
Pompom Games

Pompom Backward Throw
The girls stood backwards and threw the pompoms behind them. It was a challenge for them. They wanted to turn around. We talked about the difference in distance you could throw forward vs backward.

Pompom Games
Pompom Games

Pompom Balance
The girls were challenges to walk with the pompoms on their head from one cone turn around and walk back. This was Amelia’s favorite game. She did a walk all the way to the end of the grass and back.

Pompom Games
Pompom Games
Pompom Games

Pompom Relay
For the pompom relay they had to run their pompoms from the bucket to the cone one at a time. Then start from the bucket run to the cone and pick up the pompom and run back to the bucket.

Pompom Games
Pompom Games

Pompom Jumping
Their pompoms were spaced out down the grass and they had to jump over each pompom as they came to it.

Pompom Games
Pompom Games

Pompom Track
The girls had to run around the outside edge of pompoms. We counted to see how fast they could run around. They went around by themselves and then spaced out. The last time running around the circle they had to pick up their pompoms.

Pompom Games
Pompom Games
Pompom Games

Pompom Bucket Throw
The girls tried to throw their into the buckets.

Pompom Games
Pompom Games

Pompom Weaving
The cones were placed down the grass and they girls had to carry their pompoms and weave through the cones.

Pompom Games
Pompom Games

Pompom Throwing and Catching
The cones were put in a triangle and they girls threw and caught the pompoms.

Pompom Games
Pompom Games
Pompom Games

Pompom Cheering
After we were all down we did some cheer for ourselves.

Pompom Games
Pompom Games

I hope you can create your own Pompom Games!

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

Manic Mother

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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16 Responses to Pompom Games!

  1. What wonderful games! You came up with so many activities!

    • admin says:

      The girls loved it! They ask to play with the pompoms all the time now. ­čÖé I have to admit most of them I just remember from classes when I was in college. ­čÖé

  2. What a great way to get the kids active and excited about the Olympics!

  3. Tons of wonderful ideas that would be super fun (and inexpensive) games for birthday parties too! ~heather

  4. Meghan Ross says:

    Cute idea! I haven’t made pompoms like that in a long time, but it’s a great idea to use them for kids’ games. I’ll have to remember that.
    We made gold medal crackers this week: http://www.examiner.com/article/kids-the-kitchen-olympic-gold-medal-crackers.

  5. emily kate says:

    Wow, I love all these fun activities. And the kids look like they’re having a blast!

  6. What a great activity! You came up with so many great ways for them to play with these! Love it!

  7. Rebecca says:

    Oh wow! this is great. I was thinking mini pom poms when I saw the title. This is on my bucket list!

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