Practising threading with cheerios and pipe cleaners

My toddlers little fingers are busy…he’s always trying out new things. And threading objects is one of those lessons that improves fine motor skills and spatial awareness. So I thought we could use one of our favourite ingredients to practice our threading- cheerios! That way if a few of the ‘beads’ got nibbled in the process of the threading, well, it wasn’t the end of the world. My toddler (20mo at the time) really got the hang of this – and rewarded himself pieriodically with a nibble! I think we will have this activity out again.

If you want to have a go, here are links to the supplies we used. Please note that these are affiliate links, which means that if you purchase the items here I get a small commission at no cost to you.


Hi! I’m Claire, stay-at-home-mum to two gorgeous boys and a lovely girl. My kids are energetic, spirited and full-of-life, and they certainly keep me on my toes. I love spending time with them and seeing them learn and experience new things – I hope that this blog will give you ideas to try out on the children in your life!

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