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Playtime with Dry Beans & Small Vehicles

Kids with Beans
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Kids with Beans

Beans & Car Indoor Playtime

This is the BEST way to help expend energy, use creative juices, and have some entertainment without technology.
It’s so easy to have on hand and quick to pull out any time.
If your grandkidlet is stuck inside and driving the family crazy, has been sick, or maybe had surgery, how about sending one or two of these fun items so they can all have a bit of relaxation and know you are thinking of them!  A bit of chocolate for the mom or dad too wouldn’t be a bad idea also:) See how to send it in a fun way HERE:
 

Playtime with Dry Beans & Small Vehicles

I keep dry beans in a bag, then pull them out and pour them in a shallow box, or containers like these.
I also have construction vehicles and small cars for them to drive through or build in the beans.
When they are done I just pour the beans back into the bag to use again next time. 
I’ve recycled mine for years now!
The cars and construction vehicles are always in used in many other ways too. It’s a fabulous way to keep them entertained for long stretches of time and for all ages. I like to have a variety for color and size because it helps to stimulate creativity and keeps them playing longer also.
 

       Click on titles to see products: 

6 Set Toy Construction Vehicles 

12 Pack Assorted Construction Vehicles Toy, Die Cast Vehicles Truck Mini Car Toy For Kids Toddlers


 
 

For MORE  inside boredom busters that you can take out for easy play here are some more favorites to have on hand-

I absolutely LOVE these noodles as they call them.  They are made from cornstarch and stick together with a bit of water.  They can stick on windows, or to each other! They do not stain, nor do any harm and come off with a bit of water. Great for the entire family for hours and hours of play.  Grab a bunch of them  by clicking on the word or product because once the teenagers and the parents see how much fun the little ones are having – game on! 🙂

 Stikits                          Stikits Eco Friendly Foam Wet and Stick Construction Set (180 Pieces)

         

Another FABULOUS activity!

Kinetic sand.  It is so cool and feels really neat.  Seriously, it’s addicting for anyone who touches it to play and play and play.  It’s reusable, sticks to itself and cleans up easily! 

This one:  Sand Clay for Kids, Kinetic Sand & Molds Activity Set

 
 
Or this National Geographic is a great choice too

 
Add in this Sand Activity Kit and you have tons of extra play time           

 
Copyright Carrie Groneman, 2017
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10 Comments

  1. My girls were both home today from school not feeling well and also have been fighting not feeling well this week, too. So definitely got to keep these in mind for this weekend for sure as I don’t believe we will be going anywhere really, but staying close to home because of this. So appreciate your activities here right now, Carrie!

  2. Tasha says:

    These are great indoor activities. I especially like the beans and the kinetic sand, both are activities I’m sure my 3 y/o would love. Very simple too.

  3. Diane Roark says:

    Carrie,
    I love love love the bean activity for kids. When my special needs son, Caleb was younger his O.T. had him play in both beans and sand all the time to help with using his left arm and hand. He has not done this in years but even though he is 19 he would still love it.
    I am going to do this soon.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

    • I’m so glad you like this activity Diane. It would be great in so many ways for kids of all learning abilities and all ages. I’m so glad you brought that up Diane for others to have that knowledge too. Thank you for coming by.

  4. Jess says:

    How neat! I need to try this with my nieces!
    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. Munchkintime says:

    Love these activities, perfect for cold weather like now! Thank you so much for sharing!

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