Program Details
Cereal Scramble

Do you have early risers in your community? This program can be used as a pre-breakfast activity. Cut the front panel of a cereal box into puzzle pieces. Then discuss breakfast cereal memories as you solve the puzzle.

1. Cut the front panel off of two identical cereal boxes. Tip: Use cereals that are available in your community.

2. Turn one panel over and draw straight intersecting lines on the back using a pen and straight edge. The lines can be diagonal, horizontal, and vertical. The more pieces, the more challenging the puzzle.

3. Put all the pieces in a resealable bag for storage.

4. Give the player the bag of puzzle pieces and the matching uncut panel.

5. Remove the pieces from the bag and place them faceup on a table.

6. The player can try either of the following:

  • Put the puzzle together by simply looking at the uncut panel.
  • Match and place the puzzle pieces on top of the uncut panel.

7. For an extra challenge, try putting the puzzle together without using the uncut panel.

For discussion:

While assembling the puzzle, discuss breakfast cereals.

  • What breakfast cereals can you name? (Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, Cocoa Puffs, Shredded Wheat, etc.)
  • What are some mascots that represent cereals? (Tony the Tiger, Snap, Crackle, and Pop, Crunch, Count Chocula, etc.)
  • Do you like sugar or fruit on your cereal?

  • Table and chair
  • Two identical cereal boxes
  • Scissors
  • Resealable bag
Staffing Requirements
Expected Outcomes
Program Type
Level of Care
Assisted Living
Long Term Care
Memory Care
Dimension of Wellness