Activity for Hand Eye Coordination

When Boredom Strikes – Playing With Food

You know those days when the kids point blank refuse to get dressed or do anything productive, and secretly you’re quite relieved. Until around midday … that’s when boredom strikes. When that happens, it’s time to get creative. Unfortunately, I’m not very good at this. I read a post recently by the lovely Nicole at Tales From Mamaville and her post about alphabet games with food was timed to perfection for me. 

Making A Cereal Necklace!

I set the girls up with a bowl of Oat cereal rings, a string and told them to make their own Oatie necklaces. They were so excited by something so simple that I’m actually feeling really guilty.

Anyway, it kept them busy for a whole 20 minutes! Awesome.

Not only is this a healthy snack they can eat, but the threading activity is great for their hand-to-eye coordination. So, next time they are bored, whip out the round cereal, and get them threading cereal!

Top Tip: measure the length of string required to fit over their heads BEFORE they start otherwise trying to lengthen it afterwards is not fun!


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