Cool Beans

Mommy and I were stuck in the house today due to some workmen and she was starting to go a bit stir crazy.  I could have stood and stared at the fans the guys were installing all day but hey that wouldn’t be very considerate of me now would it?  So instead, I chose to amuse my mother and play in container of beans.  At first, digging in dried Great Northern Beans wasn’t too exciting – really who wants to just dig around with your fingers in a 9×13 Baking Dish?  Anywho, I kept at it and then Mom showed up with spoons and measuring cups!  This made all the difference in the world.  Now, we were in business.  I scooped and measured, measured and scooped for over 35 minutes and if you knew me you would know I don’t focus on anything that long.  In the end, I was bummed to see the beans go but Mom put them in a baggie and kept them in the container so we can get them out another day.

Now for a short note from my Mom:  Little Man and I played in the dried beans as a sensory activity (he was always under very close supervision since the beans would be a choking hazard if swallowed).  My thought is that we will use the 9×13 dish to contain all sorts of different materials as we continue to explore texture.  I love how by using this type of container, I could just snap the lid on it and go on with our day.  I think tomorrow we might try pudding or play dough.

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