Need an easy activity to keep the little ones busy? Make a cereal necklace. Once I opened my box of Quaker Whole Hearts Cereal and realized the cereal was actually shaped like a heart, I new these are made to be played with (and Quaker thought they were just making a healthy breakfast).
This project is great for hand eye coordination, shapes, sorting, counting, and pattern building.
Before starting the activity have a quick lesson about sorting, counting, and patterns. With a small pile of cereal do the following as a group. If your children are old enough they can also try it on their own.
- Make piles and sort by color, shape, or size
- Count the cereal in each pile
- Everyone eat some cereal from the pile and then recount
- Create come simple patterns by shape (circle, heart… & big circle, little circle…)
- Create some simple patterns by color (green, blue… & red, brown, blue…)
- Have them help you complete the patterns (heart, blue, heart, blue “what comes next?”)
Cereal-Quaker Whole Hearts, Kellogs Froot Loops, General Mills Cheerios – I used the dark chocolate ones because they added another color
Ribbon or Floss
|My daughter “helped” open the Whole Hearts box. 🙂|