This game is practically free to make and children LOVE it. You thoroughly wash a KRAFT Parmesan bottle, remove the label and purchase a bag of assorted pom poms. you can find them at Walmart for $2.47 for shimmery ones and $3.47 for non-shimmery. My children liked the shimmery ones because they pop as they go in. They are a bit more challenging for little fingers. Non-shimmery is better for teaching colors since they tend towards traditional colors. With supervision it is great for 1 and up depending on dexterity and maturity. If the child is unable to grasp the concept then put it away for a couple of months and rotate it in when they demonstrate more readiness. Introduce the toy by demonstrating it and then allow the child to experiment. Pour it out the large side and after closing that side, open the side with holes and push them through. Give it to your little one closed and watch them go. It encourages hand eye coordination and can be used for sorting, teaching colors and counting. This is a toy that should be kept out of reach of younger children for choking hazards.
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