Racing pom pom balls is a great activity for a bad weather day, or a day that’s just too hot to play outside!

Today, I made two race tracks out of blue masking tape, and we had fun racing pom pom balls by blowing them along the track! This game was inspired by a post on hands on : as we grow.

Racing pom pom balls! I knew that my middle two boys (ages 6 and 4) would find it challenging to keep the pom pom ball on the track, but I wanted them to try because it’s so good for coordination. So I announced that the winner of each race would get to eat 5 chocolate chips! That got them moving!

Owen (age 4) was too cute to watch.

Racing pom pom balls! Aidan (age 10) lasted the longest at this game. He has a competitive streak, and would have kept racing and racing if his brothers would have been willing.

Racing pom pom balls! After they ran off to play something else, he invented another way to play – using a plastic spoon to roll a marble along the track. I tried racing him, and he won every time! The marble idea is also fantastic for hand-eye coordination.

Racing pom pom balls and marbles!

For more ways to be active indoors, check out my post on Ten Ways for Kids to Burn off Energy! Summer in Texas can be tough because it’s too hot to be outside. A mom’s got to get creative with lots of active boys!


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  1. Dana Jun 19, 2013

    Omg. I love you. That is all. (I'm in the Dallas area...the summer is already killing me!)

  2. sally Jun 20, 2013

    Love it! Everything you post is a hit in our house.

  3. Tiffany L. Good Jun 20, 2013

    I was just praying for some things to do with my two boys (3 and 1) and here is your site! I am so excited to dig in and get some ideas!

    Blessings and thanks!

  4. Melody Queen Mar 4, 2014

    GREAT IDEA!!!! My daughter (yes, my little girl!!!) would LOVE this!!!

  5. Deborah from Mommy Crusader Jan 7, 2015

    These are fantastic activities for the winter months too. :) Thanks for sharing. Pinned and shared! :)

  6. Ann-Marie Jan 8, 2016

    Wow! I love this one and ALL the others you've posted. I'm a speech-language pathologist and I'm always looking for active, hands-on games to motivate and keep children engaged. Love it!

  7. aparna nigam Dec 9, 2017

    Very fun filled activity. Will try to do this with students of my school

  8. namr Jan 16, 2021

    Everything you post is a hit in our house.


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