Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Super Quick Snack on a Stick!

Do you ever need 5-10 minutes to finish wrapping up your kitchen cleaning or baking? Here is a quick idea that I have successfully tried with my 1 (almost 2!) year old.  

All you need is a piece of pipe cleaner and a bowl of fruit loops.

My daughter was happily painting, but my little guy was ready to go play outside. While I finished unloading the dishwasher, I handed him a bowl filled with fruit loops and a pipe cleaner and showed him how to put a few loops on. He was thrilled with the new game!  Obviously I knew he would eventually start eating the fruit loops, but the "game" seemed to make snack time more fun.  My little guy was busy putting loops on and off the pipe cleaner for about ten minutes.  

Your own Toucan Sam will enjoy making snack time last a few extra minutes while also working on some fine motor skills. Bonus!


  1. Thanks!! Will try with my very busy 21mnth old boy!!


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