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Play with Beans

Dry beans become an eco sandbox for your child’s imagination! We will play with different types & colors of dry beans using various containers and small toys.
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Play with your food…something not usually said to a child but often desired becomes reality with this activity. We will bring organic dry beans to pour, count, spoon and play together within a tray or container. Kids love to spend time covering the animals, making paths with the cars and trucks, and we will work to come up with fun stories along the way!

When playing is done, we may go a step further and take some of the beans, glue and board, and work with your child to create a beautiful mosaic! A bit of reusable nature to play with- a nice change from the plastic toys that are all around us, and they are biodegradeable! A great fine motor skill project as well!



• organic dry beans of all types and colors
• tray or container at least 12” x 12”
• small toys, cars, animals
• spoons, scoops, small containers


As parents, it's important to make sure that activities are age appropriate and that allergies or medical conditions are communicated as you see fit.

Sometimes, a materials or other additional fee is charged. We do this to bring you the best possible activities. It's the Kid Expert's job to confirm any such fee in advance.

Sample Activities and Instructions

Select the type or color of beans you would like to pour into the tray. Layer or separate beans, mix and match beans.
Gather some cars, diggers, animals, scoops and spoons. Play! Dig, make paths, scoop over the animals, make piles, count one color bean, hide the toys!
Create! When it’s time to move on, your child may select a board, shape, size, and we will begin our mosaic. Gluing bean by bean with or without our help, your child will create a beautiful natural mosaic!