The last few days I’ve been busy potty training my soon-to-be 3 year old, which means a lot of time at home. Accidents are most likely to happen when I lose sight of her, so I try to come up with engaging sensory activities that keep her close by.
Today’s sensory play was simple: beans! I purchased a giant bag of pinto beans at Smart and Final and filled a large shallow Tupperware with them. Then I went around the house collecting fun things to put the beans in: cups, bowls, and pans from the play kitchen, a few muffin tins, measuring cups, and presto we were ready.
Beans are a great alternative to sand, which can be messy and difficult to clean up. The beans undoubtedly get everywhere, but they are easy to sweep up, and can be collected with little fingers, which is part of the fun. If you buy a Tupperware with a lid, the beans can easily be stored away for another day. Just make sure to keep them out of the hands of babies, as they can be a choking hazard.
Now that my Mommee Coffee beans are ground and coffee prepped, I can sit back and relax while my daughter enjoys her own beans. Bliss.