Monday, April 7, 2014

What to do with the Littles?

Recently, some moms have asked me about things to keep little ones busy.  As I thought through my list of activities, it occurred to me that I hadn't done one with my own small children. 

I call it a "sensory bin".  It's so simple - just a bin with cornmeal and a few small toys. 
They are loving it. 


Just a couple rules:  
1.  Only one child plays at a time. 
2. Keep the cornmeal in the bin as best they can.

It is a little messy, but so easy to just vacuum up.  And with the spring days warming up - it's the perfect thing to take outside.

Other things could be used instead of cornmeal, like rice, lentils, or beans.   Just don't fill it too full with toys otherwise there isn't much room to dig, bury, and discover the treasures. 
{CAUTION: I wouldn't use flour because it's too powdery and the kids can inhale it.}

I have found, as with many activities, that if it only comes out once or twice a week, it stays fresh and fun.  

So - if you have Littles {or Grand-littles} at your home and you are looking for something fun for them to do.... give this a try.  They will love it.


  1. Goodness, I haven't thought about this activity in a very long time!! This was one of my favorites as a small child, and my mom also let us play with it sparingly so it was always exciting!

  2. Oh so fun! I remember playing with it and having a grand time! =)


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