Yes, the navy beans do escape the bowl every now and then. In fact, handfuls of them have been shuttled around by small tractors and dump trucks. They are much easier to pick up than rice though, so it’s not really a big deal. Having now used navy beans as a sensory bin base a few times, I will never go back to rice.
This activity only took a couple of minutes to set up but it has already led to hours of play over the last few days. There has been lots of scooping, pouring, and using the little containers as musical shakers. Since my son loves cooking, he’s been quite busy with the bowl making “Gruffalo stew” (The Gruffalo is a current favorite book here).
I’ll be interested to see how he and my daycare kids play with this over the coming days.
Now, please pop over to see what my friends came up with for the first of our Christmas Play Days.