Fun with pom poms: using them in the ESL classroom

 


Some benefits of using pom poms to practice fine motor skills in the ESL classroom include providing a fun and engaging activity for students, helping students to develop coordination and fine motor control, and helping students to develop their hand-eye coordination. Additionally, using pom poms to practice fine motor skills in the ESL classroom can also help to promote concentration and focus in students.


Why using pom poms in your bilingual classes?

They are fun and motivating for students
They can be used to make a game out of learning vocabulary
They are a great way to get students moving around and active while learning
They can be used to create a playful and friendly learning environment in the classroom
They're visually stimulating
They help with fine motor skills


How can you use pom poms with your students?
  • To make a pom pom pet
  • To use as a manipulative for counting or sorting
  • To make a pom pom person or character
  • To use as a marker for game pieces
  • To add color and texture to a project
  • To make a pom pom creature for a puppet show
  • To use in a fine motor activities in centers

More ideas:
Hang pom poms of different colors around the room and label them with different words.
Play a game where students have to run to the pom pom that corresponds with the word you say.
Make a pom pom for each student and have them carry it around with them. Whenever they hear a new word, they have to put their pom pom on the word.
Have a pom pom for each word in a sentence.

Practice vocabulary recognition using these free pom poms cards


In conclusion, pom poms can be a fun and effective way to engage ESL students in the classroom. They can be used to help students learn new vocabulary, practice grammar, and even work on pronunciation. If you're looking for a way to add a little bit of fun to your ESL classroom, pom poms may be just what you're looking for!

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