4 Fruit Loops Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

4 Fruit Loops Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

In my experience as a preschool teacher and mom of two, one of the easiest (and yummy!) materials to turn into a learning activity is…Fruit Loops!

Yep, Fruit Loops.

The next time you have a box of cereal going stale or just need an activity that also involves a yummy snack, grab those Fruit Loops and try one of these 4 easy-to-set-up Fruit Loop activities with your preschooler.

Fun fact: My kids actually don’t like Fruit Loops at all. It’s probably a good thing, but I feel especially judged when my 4-year-old won’t eat sugar cereal with me. I could eat it for breakfast and dessert! 

But even though they won’t eat it, they will use Fruit Loops for activities and have a blast doing it.

Here are 4 ways you can add a little Fruit Loop fun to your kiddo's activities!

Sort Fruit Loops by color

  • Draw a circle in each color of the fruit loops on a piece of paper. 
  • Pour the fruit loops into a bowl and ask your child to sort them by color.

Stack the Fruit Loops 

  • Stick a piece of spaghetti or straw into a piece of play dough so it makes a stand. 
  • Thread the fruit loops onto the spaghetti. 
  • Optional to add difficulty: Ask your kiddo to thread the fruit loops in a pattern.


Crunchy sensory bin using Fruit Loops

  • Place the fruit loops in a sensory bin and give your preschoolers toys that they can use to crush the cereal. 
  • Ideas that would be fun to add: Construction toys, cars, and blocks. 

String the Fruit Loops and make a necklace

  • Have your kiddo thread the fruit loops on a string. 
  • Tie it as a necklace and enjoy your snack on the go.

Looking for more fun snack-type activities to do with your kiddos? This blog post is a list of recipes that your child can actually cook with you or maybe even independently. The results may not be Pinterest-perfect, but they will be delicious and fun! 

If you love these activities and still want to banish boredom with something new to learn every day. Find instant inspiration for at-home learning in The Preschool Playbook. Made to guide busy moms and teachers, this digital format features a 30-week low-prep curriculum and over 300 play-based activities that develop children’s fine motor control and creative muscles, as well as academic skills in early literacy, math, and science. Start teaching right away with activities ready in two minutes!

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