I wanted to come up with something that I’ll always have on hand and will grab my kids’ attention long enough for me to either get some daily chores done or cook. So I looked up some ideas and this is my take on the popular sensory bins.
I bought 3 different types of colored beans and in 3 different sizes. I simply poured all of them out into a flat box (you can use a deep lid/cover too) and chose some appropriate toys from my kids’ room to put into the box. I thought some pieces from my kids’ LEGO DUPLO construction set would be perfect!
When I brought it out they couldn’t wait to put their hands in and have fun with it. But I did give them two rules; no eating and the beans must stay in the box, because well you know…those are the two main missions of a 1.5 year old.
Large flat box or lid
3 packages dried beans
Toys of choice
Dump into your bin and play!
I loved this idea and kids were entertained by it for over an hour, which I think it awesome!
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