Beans, Beans, The Magical Fruit
To keep us from going absolutely stir crazy during these last months of winter, I’ve been trying to creatively break up the monotony (especially when Brad’s home for the extra hands and back up in case it’s a disaster). You see, every day is pretty much Bill Murray’s Groundhog’s Day around here, which I suppose shouldn’t come as a surprise since our boys were born on that little rodent’s big holiday and our last name is Murray.
I dug up this idea from my old therapy days (not when I was IN therapy, when I DID therapy – as in my "real job".) It’s super simple, but I thought I would share it for any of you who might need a
time waster rainy day activity. =) This one was a real winner providing over an hour of entertaining fun!
You just fill a container with a filler such as beans, pasta, or rice and then hide "treasure" for them to dig out. I used non-toy items mostly – just ordinary things from around the house that they might find interesting, and of course a serving spoon as a shovel.
The rules were to keep the majority of the beans inside of the container, but I used beach towels to catch the beans that were "accidentally" dropped. After all, why else would you use beach towels in March? On second thought, don’t answer that question, especially all you Southern Belles who are reading this with your flip flops on and your A/Cs running.
For now we shall settle for our indoor "sandbox" of beans. Hurry, Spring, Hurry!!!!!