Making a Fruit Loop necklace is such a classic fine motor activity for kids to do, you have to do it!
I have been digging through old photos lately – I recently bought Adobe Lightroom (affiliate link if you’re interested) and have been organizing and purging.
I am super excited when I stumble across an activity we did that I forgot all about! George painting with Q-tips was one of those!
This Fruit Loop necklace is also one of those forgotten activities, and a classic at that. Which I love to share because it reminds me of simple things we can do to entertain the kids.
Sometimes its just fun to do something.
And this is one of those activities. Something just fun to do.
Well, it also works on their fine motor skills. Shh.
Obviously, you need a thread to make this Fruit Loop necklace. Cut a string rather long, plenty big enough to fit over their head and then some.
But yarn would also work, or any kind of string you might have on hand, heck, even ribbon would work just fine!
I knotted one end of the string and then taped it to the table to stick it in place.
The knot is to keep the string from slipping under the tape, that’s all.
George then went to town threading Fruit Loops onto the string to make a necklace.
Of course, he munched a few too.
And Louis was just a year old at this time and he had a snack while George made it.
The kids can string as little or as many Fruit Loops onto the necklace as the like! There’s no reason it needs to be filled completely.
When they’re done, simple tie the ends together to complete the Fruit Loop necklace!
If you’d like, this could be an opportunity to work on color sorting. Your child could first sort the Fruit Loops by color and then thread a color at a time onto the string to make it a color block necklace.
Or it could be an opportunity for patterning. Make it as simple (ABAB) or as complicated (ABCD, AABBCCDD) as your child is able to understand.