Pirate Pom Pom Challenge Mats

Pirate pom pom challenge mats provide an opportunity for preschoolers to strengthen hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

If you’re on the hunt for pirate activities for preschoolers, you’ve come to the right place! This hands-on activity is so much fun for little ones that they won’t know they’re learning.

Your preschoolers will love matching colored pom poms to the correct circle on each of the mats in this fun, hands-on activity.

Pirate Pom Pom Challenge Mats

In this set, you will receive ten pirate-themed pom pom challenge mats for kids to work on.

The mats include the following objects:

  • anchor
  • bottle
  • cannonball
  • compass
  • hook
  • pirate hat
  • pirate
  • pirate ship
  • treasure chest
  • treasure map

These pom pom challenges are perfect for preschool and kindergarten aged kiddos.

Preparing the Activity

To get started, all you’ll need to do is print out the challenge mats and laminate them for durability.

Provide your preschooler with a mat, a handful of pom poms, and a dry erase marker.

Using the Activity

These activity pages are perfect for your Letter Pp and pirate-themed unit plans.

Kids will build pirate-themed images with colored pom poms. They’ll match the pom poms to the same colored circles on the challenge mat.

Once they’re done building the image, they’ll count each colored pom pom and write the number on the line.

Fitting This Activity in Your Day

These pom pom challenge mats fit well in your math centers. Since kids are counting the colored pom poms at the end of the activity, this is a great math skill builder.

Kids will also practice writing numbers from 1-30! Both of these activities are perfect for working on early math skills.

What Skills Are Taught?

Picking up the pom poms help kids strengthen fine motor skills.

Placing the pom poms on the correct circle is a great way to help kids strengthen hand-eye coordination, as well.


If you don’t have pom poms on hand, kids can also use mini buttons or even small colored candies.

Using a dry erase marker to fill in each circle is another option for completing this activity.


If your kids are looking for some new books to read, why not give them something that’s both educational and entertaining?

Books about pirates are a great option, as they can teach kids about history and culture while also providing plenty of adventure.

There are a number of great pirate books for kids of all ages, so you’re sure to find something that your little ones will enjoy.

A few of our favorites include:

How I Became a Pirate – A young boy named Jeremy joins Captain Braid Beard and learns the finer points of living a pirate life. 

Pirates Love Underpants – This laugh-out-loud Underpants adventure is full of pirates, sharks, and treasure. You’ll be yo-ho-ho-ing with hilarity until the pirates conclude their zany expedition!

Captain LaPlank: The Perfect Pirate – This rhyming pirate adventure tells the hilarious story of a pirate captain who demands perfection of himself and his crew—until one by one, his crew begins making minor mistakes and are quickly shown to the plank!

So put on your eyepatch and get ready for some swashbuckling fun—these books are sure to be a hit with your young pirates!

Fun Pirate Activity Ideas

If you’re potty training your little pirate, he or she will love tracking their progress on this printable reward chart

Pirate Funny Barrel is a fun game the whole family can enjoy. Who can put all their swords in the slots without waking the pirate? 

Preschoolers can work on visual discrimination with these Pirate Printables: Same or Different

Print these pirate handwriting practice pages so your preschoolers can practice their handwriting on Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Learn to talk like a pirate with more than 60 pirate sayings!

Download Your Printables

This pack of pirate-themed pom pom mats contains ten pages. They are designed to help preschoolers strengthen math and fine motor skills.

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This pirate count and graph activity pack is a great way for preschoolers to practice counting and graphing skills all year long!  Add these printable activities to your pirate theme preschool plans. Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day or add them to your Letter of the Week lessons.

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