Preschool Activities: Cheerios Bracelet

make a cheerios bracelet

We love Cheerios in our house.

We eat them for breakfast all the time but we also play with them too.

Do you remember those fun candy bracelets where candy beads are strung on a piece of elastic and you get to eat slowly eat the bracelet by biting off the candy pieces?  I loved those when I was little!  Well, we made a healthier version of a candy bracelet by using just Cheerios and pipe cleaners (I didn’t have any elastic).

I twisted up one end of the pipe cleaner to serve as a knot. Then I showed my daughter how to thread the Cheerios on the pipe cleaners. I only had to show Rachel how to do it one time and she excitedly grabbed the pipe cleaner and went to work.

girl stringing cheerios on pipe cleaner

This really required her to use her fine motor skills. I love activities like this because it strengthens those little hand muscles, improves her hand/eye coordination, and works on her body control. These are all skills that will help her when she is ready to start learning to write.

making cheerios bracelet

We also used the Cheerios on the pipe cleaner for a counting lesson.

little girl counting cheerios

Once she had filled the pipe cleaner with Cheerios, I wrapped the  bracelet around her arm and secured both ends together.

She was so proud of her bracelet!

girl with cheerios bracelet

Then she promptly ate all of the Cheerios!

girl eating cheerios bracelet

I later thought that it would add an extra bit of fun to use some colored cereal like Fruit Loops and have her make patterns on the bracelets.  There are just so many ways to use this fun snack idea to sneak a little learning into your child’s play.

 The Quirky Mommas have other great ideas for snack time learning:




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Kim is a homeschooling mom of two children. When she isn't on a nature hike with her kids, she can be found scrapbooking about their adventures and possibly sneaking a bite of chocolate. She writes about motherhood and family fun at Savor the Days.