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Friday, May 29, 2009

Beans Beans the Magical Fruit...

One of my earliest memories is of me playing on my great grandmother's floor with my cousins and a big bag of beans. She would give us spoons and little brown bowls. We would play for over an hour with beans.
I keep this plastic shoebox filled with beans and little pie tins in the kitchen. The kids can pull it out whenever they want to. I don't worry much about them eating them. Beans are good for you and kids are full of beans anyway. :)



A lot of beans make it to the floor. At least they are not wet, soft like play dough or messy like paint. I just sweep or vacuum them up. They are a cheap toy I don't mind replacing every several years.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

I am in love with sensory tables, and I think beans have to be the easiest thing to clean up as far as fillers go. I better get out and buy a few bags.

Connie Weiss said...

Awesome and inexpensive idea!

Kara said...

My parents have a bucket of beans that they let the grandkids play in. I am always amazed at how long the little ones are entertained by something as simple as beans! Such a great idea!

Amy said...

What age would you do this.I think mine would try and eat them.

Lanie said...

I linked to this post in my Friday Favorites.