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.