Hoop towers is a great way to not only give your child an activity to focus on for a little while but a great way to use their fine motor skills and strengthen their finger muscles.
What do I need for the Hoop Tower Activity?
- Play Dough
- Cereal Hoops
What does the activity entail?
- Roll four pieces of play dough into four balls.
- Then snap two pieces of spaghetti in half, so you end up with four shorter pieces of spaghetti.
- Now push each piece of spaghetti into it’s own play dough ball.
- Then give your child a bowl of cereal hoops and ask your child to build some hoop towers by threading the hoops onto the spaghetti. (Make sure anyone taking part in this activity is safe with the hoops in term of allergies and choke hazards).
Can your child count how many hoops are on each tower?
Can they add the number of hoops on each tower together or subtract them?
Could your child make towers with different numbers of hoops on them and put them in height order?
Could you use a whole piece of spaghetti and make a ‘giant’ tower?
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Please make sure that the activity is supervised at all times. Only use materials that are age appropriate for those participating. Also, make sure you avoid anything that may cause an issue with regards to allergies and choke hazards. Click here to view the Berkshire Mummies disclaimer.