How to Keep Your Toddler Busy With Cheerios

You need to cook something for dinner, but your impatient toddler won’t let you. I was here. If only you could give her a project that will take her a good 12-16 minutes. Hey, what do you see in your pantry? Cheerios box? Oh yeah. This will do.

Here are some easy ways to keep your little child entertained with the classic oval porridge. Bonus: the activities can be used as an after-dinner snack.

Get them in a stack (pictured above)

What you need: An apple (Play-Doh is also fine), dry spaghetti, and Cheerios. What to do: Stick dry spaghetti into an apple or a mound of plasticine. Have your toddler string the Cheerios onto the paste. This is a great way to practice fine motor skills.

Do the digging

What you need: A container, a set of small cups and scoops, Cheerios and, if you like, marshmallows, dried berries, or other little “treasures”. What to do: Throw everything into a container. Let your child dig, scoop and search for treasure.

Create pattern

What you need: paper, marker and Cheerios.

What to do: Draw some patterns on a piece of paper. Let your little one follow the lines with Cheerios.


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