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50 Things to Do with Cheerios

Updated March 18, 2020
Oh, you only eat Cheerios for breakfast? Well you’re missing out! The Cheerios Fun Boat is sailing away—jump on board to discover all the things you can do with everyone’s favorite heart-healthy cereal.

1. Lick em 'n stick em: The #1 thing to do with Cheerios? Lick ‘em and stick ‘em to your face! Try it—they stick and it’s hilarious, especially for kids.

2. Here, kitty kitty: Adopt a stray cat and name her Cheerio. It’s a seriously cute name.

chocolate caramel bacon popcorn

3. Snack attack: Mix up some Cheerios™ chocolate popcorn and invite the gang over for a game night.

4. Go buggy: String Cheerios on pipe cleaners and attach to a plastic headband. Instant bug antennas!

5. Bedazzled toast: Add Honey Nut Cheerios to your jammed toast in fun patterns.

6. Oh, Tannenbaum: Have the kiddos thread them on yarn to make garland for the Christmas tree.

7. Kiddy craft: String them on pull-apart licorice and tie them into bracelets.

8. Toss game: Cut different size holes in the top of a shoe box. Use a marker to put point values on each hole. Give each person a dozen Cheerios. Stand back (same distance, everyone!) and let each take a turn flinging Cheerios at the holes. Top scorer wins!

9. Cheerios art: Use Fruity Cheerios to paste to paper to make fun art!

10. Flick fest: For a fun kids' party game, see who can flick their Cheerios the farthest.

mini donut pops

11. Go nuts for donuts: Make these adorable donut pops.

12. Brownie balls: Bake a pan of Betty Crocker™ brownies and, after cooling completely, roll them into balls. Dip in melted white chocolate pieces and roll in Cheerios.

13. Top it: Put Cheerios in a large zip-top bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Makes for a great ice cream topping!

14. Streusel: Crush Cheerios and add a bit of melted butter for a quick and easy streusel topping for muffins, crumbles and quick breads.

15. Congrats!: Use Cheerios instead of rice to send the cute couple off into marital bliss! The birds will thank you! But be sure to ask the church, synagogue or event center beforehand.

mini honey nut cheerios cheesecakes

16. Cereal for Dessert: Enjoy Cheerios for dessert with these mini cheesecakes.

17. On the road again: Package Cheerios in disposable travel coffee cups with lids to keep little fingers busy on road trips. Easy to toss in a bag with the tops on, and easy to refill along the way.

18. Counting game: Use Cheerios to teach tots to count! Take 10 out at a time... 1-2-3-4...

19. Colors game: Use Fruity Cheerios to teach kids colors. Makes it more fun when they can eat each one they get right!

20. Cheerios Checkers: You get it! Make your own mini checkers board on a sheet of paper.

21. Name game: Use a sheet of paper to draw each of the letters in your child's name. Have them trace the lines with Cheerios. Then it's snack time!

22. Cupcake caps: Top cupcakes with frosting, then dunk 'em upside down in Cheerios.

mini cheerio donuts

23. Make it mini: Create miniature donuts out of Cheerios.

24. Crunch a bunch: Mix coarsely crunched regular Cheerios and melted butter to top your favorite casserole. Add during the last 10 minutes of baking.

25. Hansel and Gretel game: In the backyard, use Cheerios to drop a "trail" to prizes you’ve hidden for kiddos!

26. Fish bait: Ring a Cheerios piece on your fishhook. Does it work? Let us know!

27. Pinatas: Have kids make their own pinatas (two pieces of paper, stapled together), filled with O's!

no bake chocolate peanut butter balls

28: Morning boost: Crush them up and add them to these frozen energy bites.

29. Donut holes: Cover donut holes with melted white chocolate and roll in Cheerios for a quick, easy treat.

30. Cake pops: Cake pops get colorful when coated in Betty Crocker™ vanilla ready-to-spread-frosting and rolled in Fruity Cheerios! Separate the colors first or do them all together for a rainbow of colors.

31. Swizzle sizzle: Thread Cheerios on a swizzle stick. Add a piece of marshmallow at the bottom to keep them from sliding off. Place across the top of glasses of milk, juice or smoothies as a brunchy garnish.

32. Partner pop: Similar to balloon toss. Line people up in two rows facing each other in sets. One tosses a Cheerios to the other, who has to catch it in his/her mouth. Those who don't are out. Those who do step back one step and try again. Repeat until one team wins!

33. Apple O's: Spread peanut butter on apple slices and stick Cheerios to the peanut butter. Mmm crunchy treat!

donut seeds

34. Donut seeds: You didn't know donuts grew from seeds?

35. Squirrel snack: Like watching the critters in your backyard? Invite them to snack on crackers topped with peanut butter and Cheerios.

36. Gingerbread house: Cheerios make the most charming rick-rack trim on holiday gingerbread houses! Or make one with graham crackers, peanut butter and Cheerios to put outdoors in the summer for your backyard critters.

37. Yummy poker: Who needs money? Use Honey Nut Cheerios instead. Winner takes all, of course!

38. Bingo: Use Cheerios instead of pennies for bingo.

salted chocolate browned butter mallow bars

39. No-bake: Make these easy no-bake bars for any event—or any day, for that matter!

40. Math memory game: Using Fruity Cheerios, assign low numbers to each color (1 for red, 2 for green, etc.). Then give your child two Cheerios at a time and have your budding mathematician add 'em up (red + green = 3)!

41. Noise maker: Use two inexpensive foil pie plates from the grocery store. Fill one with a cup of Cheerios. Invert the other on top and staple the sides shut. Shake for a quick noise maker toy or tambourine!

42. Flag: Decorate a cake with a Cheerios "flag."

43: Feed the birds: We love Cheerios. So do birds. Why not treat them

44. Snowman: Use Honey Nut Cheerios as buttons and eyes on mini snowmen.

breakfast cereal pops

45. Breakfast on the go: With these banana pops, you can enjoy a tasty, crunchy breakfast even when you’re in a hurry.

46. Mini Tic-Tac-Toe: Draw a tic-tac-toe matrix on a piece of paper—make it small! Use different colored Cheerios as Xs and Os. Winner eats all.

47. Colorize: Make an edible rainbow.

48. Yogurt add-in: Stir Cheerios into your favorite yogurt flavor to make it crunchy and more filling.

49. DIY trail mix: Add Honey Nut Cheerios to a bowl. Add bowls of other snack mix ingredients like raisins, peanuts, chocolate candies, and so on. Add a spoon to each bowl and give each kiddo a Ziploc bag. Let them choose their own trial mix ingredients—then out the door you go for fun at the park or beach!

50. Breakfast for dinner: Eat Honey Nut Cheerios for dinner. We do—more often than we’d like to admit!