~ Dried Beans ~
We seriously cannot get enough of these things. Turbo asks for the beans every week - sometimes every day. He scoops, pours, sorts, fills, glues, slides, transfers and more. This post about sorting and this post with our art work are only a few of the many, many times these beans have been used since September.
Yep, September, these things have Staying Power! That's what I need in all my toys. Who knew this $3 bag of beans would buy me more time than....well almost anything except his $1 music erasers and his keyboard.
While at the Dollar Tree recently, I saw this Gumball machine and it just screamed to be used with the beans. It was a HIT. He loves to move the lever and see the beans rush out. It's terrific practice for him to put the beans back inside - patience, fine motor skills - all good.