Toddlers and cheerios seem to go hand in hand. This activity was inspired by Devon, who runs a family focused blog at www.ureadyteddy.com.

I made my own by incorporating fun facts about Africa that contained the letter “o” along with numbers just like Devon did. This was a winner at our house because my daughter is obsessed with reading words and my son is all about numbers.

For your convenience, I created a downloadable file so you don’t have to start from scratch. 

Here’s what you need;

  • Download Cheerio Snacktivity Placemat
  • Cheerios

  

There’s no wrong or right way to do this activity. For us, once the counting and reading had worn down, we had a chat over each of the words and what they mean. A lot of it was familiar, e.g fond memories of eating mangoes and jollof rice; dancing to Afrobeats; flamingos and lions. But some things were new, such as baobabs.

Hope you have fun trying and we would love to share your cheerio moment, tag us @globalkidzhouse

-Christine