How To Keep Your Toddler Occupied With Cereal

How To Keep Your Toddler Occupied With Cereal

You need to throw together something for dinner, but your impatient toddler won’t let you. I’ve been there. If only you could give her a project, something that’ll occupy her a good 12-16 minutes. Hey, what’s that you see in your pantry? A box of cereal? Oh, yes. This will do.

Here are a few simple ways to keep your young child busy with a humble box of cereal. Bonus: The activities double as a post-dinner snack.

Get Them Stacking (Pictured Above)

What you’ll need: An apple (a slab of Play-Doh will work, too), dry spaghetti, and some O-shaped cereal.

What to do: Stick dry spaghetti into an apple or a mound of Play-Doh. Have your toddler thread cereal onto the pasta. It’s a great way to practise those fine motor skills.

Make a Digging Station

What you’ll need: A container, an assortment of little cups and scoopers, cereal and, if you’d like, marshmallows, dried berries or other small “treasures”.

What to do: Toss everything into a container. Let your kid dig, scoop and search for treasure.

Create a Pattern

What you’ll need: Paper, a texta and cereal.

What to do: Draw some patterns on a sheet of paper. Have your toddler follow the lines with cereal.

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