Letter P Activity – Painting with Pompoms

BY ON Sep 16, 2014
Letter P Activity - Painting with Pompoms

Painting with Pompoms is a fun activity for kids and toddlers to explore colours and experiment with a new paint tool. It is so quick and easy to set up and also allows for kids of all ages to complete as it is open-ended.


This activity is also a great opportunity for learning about the letter P. We printed off a large letter ‘P’ and printed the paint soaked pompoms onto the letter P shape.  P is for paint and pompoms!


What you will need?

P is for Painting with Pompoms

You will need pegs, paint, paint tray, pompoms and Printable Letter P. The pegs are great for encouraging a fine motor grip and act as a handle for holding the paint soaked pompom.  I also photocopied the letter P in an A3 size for this activity.


You can download and print the letter P in two different fonts here:

Letter P for Pompom Painting – Cursive

Letter P for Pompom Painting – Not Cursive


Let’s Play

Letter P Activities - Painting with Pompoms

Before painting with the pompoms we ran our fingers inside the shape of the letter P, pretending to be writing it. We also talked about words that start with the letter p sound such as paint and pompoms.


More Playing

Painting Activities for Kids

Once the letter P was painted with pompoms, Miss 4 had the opportunity to paint freely and explore the paint and pompoms. She made longer strokes rather than spots as we were before.

Some ideas:

  • Make patterns with the colours, such as one blue spot and two green spots, one blue spot and then two green spot, etc.
  • Write your name using the pompom paint tool.
  • Count the number of spots you make with the pompoms.


Let’s Learn

Pompom activities and paint

Miss 4 loves to get her hands into the paint, it happens every time we get the paints out. She removed the pegs and pinched the pompoms with her thumb and fingers to pick up the pompoms.  She then covered her hands with the paint (back and front) and explored mixing colours and making hand prints on the paper.


Learning Opportunities

  • Self-expression with paint
  • Eye and hand coordination
  • Fine motor development
  • Experimenting and exploring with a new paint tool
  • Sense of achievement and pride
  • Letter Recognition – Letter P
  • Oral language development – P is for paint and pompom. Hearing the sound and saying it out loud.
  • Identify and recognise colours


For More Painting Activities and Ideas <Click Here>


Available in our online shop:

Click on the images.

Pom Poms Pack of 300  Pom Beads Small Pack of 100 1.5cm  Buy Blank Palette Online



LIKE THIS POST  Come join the many playtimes here on Learning4kids, please enter your email address in the subscription box to receive updates right to your inbox!

6 Responses to “Letter P Activity – Painting with Pompoms”

  1. […] Uma outra ideia é não fazer uma atividade tão dirigida quanto criar um bicho e simplesmente deixar a criança usar o prendedor para fazer um pincel diferente, com um pompom, como mostra este post do blog Learning4kids.net. […]

  2. […] Letter P Painting With Pompoms – Learning 4 Kids […]

  3. Inna says:

    Good blog about methods, activities and games to help children learn the alphabet https://ekidz.eu/en/learning-letters-abc-learning-games/

  4. […] Painting with Pom Poms by Learning 4 Kids […]

  5. […] Painting with Pom Poms | Learning 4 Kids Let your child’s inner artist shine through with this painting craft! They can make whatever art comes to mind, and it’s so much fun to see all the different strokes and designs they make with pom poms. […]

Leave a Reply

8 − five =

Main menu