5 Uses for Dried Beans

Beans are such a cheap item you can pick up at the store especially on sale!  Here are some ideas for dried beans.

1. Bean Names: Write your child’s name on a large piece of heavy paper or cardboard.  Have your child go over it with glue.  Add beans for a festive wall hanging.  (Can also do with numbers, sight words, etc.)

2. Sort:  Get out a variety of beans and a muffin tin.  Sort the beans into the tins.

3. Counters: Have your kids count out 5.  2 more.  How many now?  If you have 10 and I take 4 how many are left?

4. Shakers: Make some homemade instruments.  Get an empty container and add beans, secure the lid with tape and enjoy the music!

5. Outside: Take them outside and add them to sand for a new way to play.  Bury them in the mud, make grass, flower, and bean soup

Happy playing!

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About mochellysue

I am former kindergarten teacher now a stay at home mom of two wonderful kids! My husband and I have been married for almost ten great years.

Posted on August 17, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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