Cheerios Threading Activity

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What you'll need:

A base: Apple or playdough
Something to string: Wooden skewer or dry spaghetti
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Getting Started:

Turn snack-time into a Montessori fine motor skills activity by threading Cheerios onto a skewer or piece of dry spaghetti secured in an apple. Simply set-up your threading rods in a secure base such as an apple, mound of playdough, or floral foam (we chose an apple so that our activity was almost entirely edible, and has a fun practical life and science application for children). Next ask your child to thread the Cheerios on and off the rods. This activity builds hand-eye-coordination, concentration, and dexterity.

Add on Activities

Math skills:

  • Ask your child to count, add, or subtract the number of Cheerios on each rod.
  • Using multiple rods, tag each with a number of Cheerios to put on each rod to practice counting skills.

Practical Life:

  • With adult supervision and a dull knife, help your child to slice the apple and prepare a snack for the family.

Introduction to Science:

  • Take advantage of this opportunity to explore the layers of the apple (stem, skin, flesh, core, and seeds). Count the seeds in your apple and talk about how apples grow.
 
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What it teaches:

Fine Motor Skills
Hand-Eye-Coordination
Concentration
Early Math Skills
Practical Life
Science 

















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