Faithful readers of Mess For Less might remember the Fruit Loop Towers we did last August. Well this starts with the same basic concept but takes it a few steps further. In addition to helping develop fine motor skills, this kids activity teaches color discrimination, sorting and introduces the concepts of more and less.
You will need:
- Play dough
- Fruit loops (I get mine at Costco since we go through a lot in this house)
Start by dividing your play dough into 6 balls. Break 3 pieces of linguine in half and stick one into each ball. Next put one of each color of fruit loops onto the linguine. This lets the kids know which color to place on each piece of pasta.
I gave the kids a quick tutorial on what they could do and they were off and running. They understood the activity right away and started piling on the fruit loops.
Well, one of them stopped to sample the fruit loops too!
As she was stacking the cereal, B noticed that yellow was the highest.
When A was done we talked about which had the most and which had the least. This was a fun way to explore those mathematical concepts.
A's finished rainbow of flavor. You know what came next, right? Yup, the kids ate them all up. Talk about an easy clean up!