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StoryMarch 7, 2023

Seven Creative National Cereal Day Activities for the Whole Family

A puzzle made out of a box of Coca Pebbles

It’s one of our favorite days of the year – National Cereal Day! While we love a good bowl of Post® cereal any day of the year, it seems fitting to mark this happy occasion with some out-of-the-box (pun intended) cereal crafts, activities and recipes. We’ve rounded up seven family-friendly activities to celebrate March 7.

1. Cereal picture frames

These cereal picture frames are a creative way to display your kids’ artwork. Parents appreciate the ease with which they can house and rotate their prolific creators’ masterpieces. Kids take pride in seeing their creations displayed. Everyone wins.

To get started, gather these supplies: Post® cereal box (we used Honey Bunches of Oats® with Strawberries cereal), a utility knife or scissors, a metal ruler, acrylic paint (or stickers for a mess-free option) and paintbrushes.

Flat Honey Bunches of Oats with Strawberries cereal box.
First, deconstruct the cereal box. Using a utility knife or scissors, cut off all the edges of the box. Finally, cut out the artwork display section one inch from the box edge using your ruler to ensure the sides are even.

Different sized pieces of cardboard from the Honey Bunches of Oats with Strawberries box.
Time for the fun part – decorating your frame! Decorate the non-shiny side of the box with paint or use stickers for a mess-free option.

A piece of art that says DIY with butterflies on its edges.

2. DIY drawer dividers

Clearly, we love a project that’s fun AND functional – like cereal boxes turned into drawer dividers for conquering unruly drawers and restoring order to your kids’ trinkets.

To start, round up some empty Post® cereal boxes, some fun paper, tape, scissors, a ruler and a box cutter. Use the blade and ruler to cut the cereal boxes down to your desired height. Next, wrap these drawer dividers using tape and paper.

A box of Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds that is cut in half and sitting in a drawer.
That’s it! Pop them in the drawer and voila – cheery drawer dividers that bring order to your life!

3. Memory game

Memory games are great for any and all ages. Mark National Cereal Day with a cereal-themed version the whole family can get in on!

To make the cards, collect some Post® cereal boxes (we used Honeycomb® and Honey Bunches of Oats® cereals). Choose five to 10 different solid colors from them. Use a cookie cutter or round glass to trace a pair of circles for each of the colors and then cut them out.

A close-up of a box of Honeycomb cereal with scissors, a glass and a pen on it.
You can easily add to the set or replace pairs when the inevitable spill happens. Round up the family and see who can collect the most matching pairs!

game cards cut out of cereal boxes.

4. Jigsaw puzzle

A puzzle made out of a box of Cocoa Pebbles
Another simple and fun craft/activity combo for National Cereal Day is creating a Post® cereal-themed jigsaw puzzle. To start your DIY puzzle, cut out the front of the cereal box (we used Cocoa PEBBLES™ cereal). Flip the cutout over and draw a grid across the plain side of it. Then use a coin to create the interlocking edges. Cut the pieces apart and get puzzling!

5. Flower bouquet craft

This is one of our favorite out-of-the-bag crafts! Malt-O-Meal® cereal bags can be transformed into a colorful and decorative flower bouquet – no watering necessary. All you need is a ruler, a pair of scissors, straws, a pipe cleaner or fishing line, and a bag of Malt-O-Meal® cereal (we used Marshmallow Mateys®, Tootie Fruities® and Frosted Flakes).

An empty Malt-O-Meal cereal bag
Start by emptying your bag of cereal. The more colorful the bag, the better! Cut off the seams on either end and open the bag by cutting down one of the sides. Then, cut the bag into sections. For smaller tighter flowers, 4″x 6″ – for larger, fuller flowers, 5″ x 8″ will work best.

cardboard cutout of flower secured with pipe cleaner
Next, stack the cut sections into four to six sections based on fullness. Line up the stacks and accordion fold them from one end to the next. Secure it with a pipe cleaner or fishing line. You can also cut the ends of the accordion to give your flower more shape, either into a triangle point or rounded. Layer by layer, fluff each flower out towards the center.

A bouquet of flowers made out of cereal bags
Place your flower bouquet in a glass, decorated mason jar, or vase, and display it on your desk, a shelf, or wherever else you prefer to showcase your decor!

6. Cereal necklace

Tootie Fruits necklace
While costumes aren’t required for National Cereal Day, festive accessories like this Malt-O-Meal®Tootie Fruities® cereal necklace are encouraged. Trust us when we say your kids will LOVE creating, wearing and nibbling on these fun necklaces.

A necklace strung with Tootie Fruities cereal. An open bag of Tootie Fruities is nearby.
This craft is also an educational winner, making it fun for the kids to sort by color, form patterns, count, and develop those fine motor skills. Learning, fun and snacking in one simple craft. Parents rejoice!

7. Desserts made with cereal

Marshmallow Fruity Pebbles Shake
It’s only fitting that you end National Cereal Day with a cereal-inspired dessert. Some fan favorites include Grape-Nuts® Cookies or a Marshmallow Fruity PEBBLES™ Shake. Is your mouth watering?

We hope you make the most of this easy-to-love, low-stress holiday. Use our store locator to easily track down the Post® cereals you need for these National Cereal Day projects and treats!