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Stacking & Counting with Cheerios

Stacking cheerios is a definitely fun. This simple activity helps your toddler/ preschooler develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination & learn counting. It keeps them busy for a while. For older kids you could use this activity to work on addition & subtraction.

What you need

  • Cheerios
  • Playdough
  • Craft wood sticks (you could also use skewers or sphagetti)

How to

  • Place the sticks onto the playdough. The playdough is just to hold the stick in place. ( click here to learn how to make your own PlayDough
  • Give your kid a bowl of cheerios and ask them to stack on. Kids will love to see how the cheerios slide all the way down.
  • For older kids, you can challenge them – how many can you stack in 30 seconds or 1 min.
  • After stacking the cheerios, you can count how many are there in each stick.
  • We also stacked the cheerios in numerical order 0-10.. ( see image)

After some stacking & counting my LOs took on to playing with the playdough.. We even made a playdough man decked with cheerios. Later we ended our play by eating the cheerios ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€



Hi!! Im Lavanya, stay at home mom of 3 & 2 yr old girls.. My LOs are very active and they need various activities to keep them busy and interested. A monotonous play bores them easily.. Hence, I've started to explore & create activities to keep them occupied - fun & some learning.. This blog is my maiden attempt where you can find simple crafts and learning activities for kids. If you like my page share it with your friends. Also tell me what you think in the comments. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for stopping by!!

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