Thursday, December 3, 2009

Got Beans?

~ 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.

2 comments:

Our Cozy Little Book and Art Corner said...

what a great idea to use hte gumball machine!

I think a sensory tub with some toys is a great gift idea!

see who says they need 100 dollar gifts !:)

my gidget loves her sensory tub

Our Cozy Little Book and Art C said...

what a great idea to use hte gumball machine!

I think a sensory tub with some toys is a great gift idea!

see who says they need 100 dollar gifts !:)

my gidget loves her sensory tub