As game pieces. Lost little bits from a fave board game? Why not grab some cheerios.
Learn To Count
Teach your little ones to count. Every time they get an answer right they get a cheerio.
Grab some stale bread and yarn and poke a hole in the bread. String some cheerios through it and then through the bread and hang it on a tree as a bird feeder.
Get the colorful cheerios to teach colors. Make a rainbow out of them on a sheet of construction paper after teaching the colors.
Have your kids string some cheerios on a piece of yarn to make a necklace. This is a great idea to have on hand for on-the-go. Instead of grabbing granola bars, reach for this snack as you run out the door. Make sure your kiddos are old enough to handle the yarn though!