Travel toy- food and “kuku” necklaces

cheerios_necklaceThis travel toy was a big success on a family trip with a group of children between the ages of 1-10. Materials required: Shoelaces (we use colorful ones)
Cheerios (or other food items with holes in them)¬†Alternatively small plastic “kuku’s” or hair ornaments.
Combine to form necklaces and bracelets. Older children enjoy creating their own necklaces and bracelets for themselves and for younger children. Younger children (age one) enjoy eating them from the string- this takes a long time! 2 year olds require a little assistance in stringing but enjoy the making and eating process.
This activity was a big hit, and several of the children who would ordinarily never touch Cheerios, gobbled them up.
kuku_necklace1kuku_necklace2This activity is also successful with other small items that travel easily. On the 9th of Av my daughter created her own version of “fixing/building the Beit Hamikdash” using colorful hair ponies/kukus. Update: Photos posted.

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