There's lots of great pom pom crafts all year long... I made this adapted pom pom maker for individuals who have a weak grasp or increased muscle tone. The individual shown has left side hemiplegia and very good control in his right hand. He is able to wrap the yarn independently but I like to do some range of motion by gently stretching his left arm toward me while he works.
This adaptation can be used when providing hand over hand assistance to grasp the handle while staff do the yarn wrapping steps. Next place pipe cleaner in the center, or better yet position it before starting the yarn wrapping. Tie off tightly and snip the yarn to remove from holder and trim again to make pom pom round.
There are some great seasonal crafts using pom poms, like the Red Tag Art Spider... http://www.redtedart.com/2014/09/17/spider-craft-pom-pom-spider/
or use orange yarn to make pumpkins