This Montessori Preschool Activity is a quick and easy way to get some fine motor skills & hand eye coordination skills development in for your preschooler or toddler. And it’s also a yummy snack when finished. 2 birds mamas… 2 birds. 😉
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Montessori Preschool Froot Loops Activity
This idea is inspired by Summer over at WivesUnscripted.com she used cheerios & spaghetti noodles.
What You’ll Need:
- Tray or plate, I used an egg tray from the dollar store.
- Froot Loops or any round cereal with a hole in the center.
- Capri Sun Straws/ Juice Box Straws/ Spaghetti Noodles
- Place a flattened ball of Play-doh, it’s good to have your toddler or preschooler help you to set it up if they can. So have them roll the Play-doh in a ball & smash it so it is partially flattened.
- Next, have them poke the straws in the Play-doh firm enough to stand alone. (note: for a toddler, I would just do 1 straw or spaghetti noodle.)
- Place some Froot Loops around the whole project so they have to reach around and grab from a lot of different areas to work those muscles.
- Finally, have them stack all or most of the Froot Loops on the straws.
- Let them know that the goal is to get them all the way to the top & the reward is a yummy snack.
- Stack in a color pattern
- Count the Froot Loops as they stack
- Count them out by color i.e. 5 red 3 yellow…
- Sort them into color before or after stacking
What are you currently doing in your preschool?
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Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 8, 11, & 12 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.