Fine Motor Rainbow Snack Activity

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By In The Playroom

Struggling to find a perfect blend of fun and engaging activities for your little ones? Well, we’re here to share an excellent DIY snack idea that’ll not just fill their tummies, but will also help them sharpen their fine motor skills. So, let’s dive straight into our Rainbow Snack for Kids – a delightful snack activity filled with the charm of Froot Loops and marshmallows!

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Now, before we go into the detailed steps, let’s talk about why this simple DIY snack is fantastic for your kids.

A Fine Motor Skills Feast

Making the Rainbow Snack engages your child in an exciting activity that works on their fine motor skills. Threading the Fruit Loops on the stick involves precise movements that help improve their hand-eye coordination and dexterity.

This activity also works on color recognition which is an important skills for little ones, as well as learning the names of the colors and the order of the colors in the rainbow

It’s a great way to learn while having fun!

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So, without further ado, let’s explore the step-by-step guide to creating this delightful rainbow snack!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies:

You’ll need wooden coffee stirring sticks (or any similar item, like skewers or skinny straws), Froot Loops cereal, and large marshmallows.

Set them out on your table and prepare for some fun!

supplies for kids rainbow snack

Step 2: Get Threading:

Invite your kids to start threading the Froot Loops cereal onto the stick in a rainbow color order (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple).

They can repeat this step as desired, or as long as there’s room left on the stick. Don’t forget to leave room at the ends of the stick for the marshmallows!

threading cereal fine motor activity

Step 3: Top It Up with Marshmallows:

Time to add some squishy fun! Place a marshmallow on each end of the stick. This not only adds an extra burst of sweetness but also keeps the Froot Loops in place.

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How to Make Rainbow Snack Fine Motor Activity for Kids
Yield: 10

How to Make Rainbow Snack Fine Motor Activity for Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Our Rainbow Snack for Kids is a captivating, hands-on activity that seamlessly combines fun and learning. It involves threading vibrantly colored Froot Loops onto wooden sticks in the order of a rainbow, capped off with fluffy marshmallows.

This edible art project not only delights the taste buds but also promotes fine motor skills development, making it an ideal activity for kids to enjoy at home, parties, or playdates!


  • Wooden coffee stirring sticks (or you could use skewers, skinny straws, etc.), Froot Loops cereal - you can also use cheerios or wheetos if you prefer.
  • Large marshmallows.


  • wooden sticks or skewers


  1. Add fruit loops cereal to the stick in rainbow color order (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple).
  2. Repeat this step if desired if you have room on the stick you are using. Leave room at the end of each side of the stick for the marshmallow.
  3. Stick a marshmallow on each end of the stick to complete the snack.
  4. Allow kids to eat from their creation or eat the leftover cereal and/or marshmallows.

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And there you have it! The colorful, fun-to-make Rainbow Snack for Kids is ready!

Your little ones can now enjoy their edible masterpiece or munch on the remaining cereal and marshmallows.

More importantly, they would have enjoyed the process of creating something with their own hands – and improving their fine motor skills along the way.


There are a variety of ways you can switch up this Rainbow Snack for Kids activity to keep it fresh and exciting for your little ones. Here are a few suggestions:

1. Choco-licious Rainbow Snack:

For all the chocolate lovers out there, swapping Froot Loops with chocolatey cereal like Weetos or Cocoa Puffs can bring a delightful twist to the activity. It’s the same concept, but this time, kids get to enjoy the rich, chocolatey flavor while working on their fine motor skills.

2. Tallest Tower Challenge

Another variation could be a fun-filled building challenge. Use the Froot Loops and sticks to see who can construct the tallest tower. This game not only boosts their creativity but also introduces a friendly competition that can make the activity even more engaging.

3. Rainbow Necklace

Switch out the wooden sticks for yarn or string and your kids can make their own edible rainbow necklace. They’ll love threading the Froot Loops and wearing their colorful creations afterward.

threading cereal fine motor rainbow snack idea for kids

Remember, it’s about more than just the end result – it’s about the process, the learning, and the joy of making. It’s about seeing your kids engrossed in a task, their little fingers working diligently, and the proud smiles when they taste their colorful creations.

So, what are you waiting for? Jump right into this fun-filled activity and let us know how your kids enjoyed making and eating their Rainbow Snacks.

More Fun Food Ideas for Kids

In search of more culinary adventures for your little ones? Look no further! We have a treasure trove of fun and easy food ideas that will not only tickle their taste buds but also stir their creativity.

From crafty sandwiches to colorful fruit kebabs, our delightful recipes are all about making meal and snack times enjoyable.

If you loved our Rainbow Snack for Kids, you’re going to adore these innovative food ideas too! So why wait? Dive into our comprehensive collection of fun food ideas for kids and transform every meal into an exciting culinary journey!

More Rainbow Activities for Kids

If you and your kids can’t get enough of the vibrant world of rainbows, you’re in luck! We’ve put together an array of exciting rainbow-themed activities that promise endless hours of fun and learning.

Be it arts and crafts, science experiments, or engaging games, these activities incorporate the magic of rainbows in various forms, helping your children learn about colors while also developing different skills.

So, if our Rainbow Snack for Kids sparked joy and curiosity, wait till you explore the rest of our brilliant rainbow activities for kids. Embark on this colorful adventure with us and let the fun unfold!

Please go ahead and share this fun fine motor snack idea with friends and family or on social media, thanks so much

fine motor rainbow snack idea for kids
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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

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