On one of the days when I was running out of ideas on how to occupy the kids’ time, I decided to try this Bean Sorting exercise I had read about in one of my newly-acquired homeschooling books. It was an activity I felt both Ethan and Hannah could share and enjoy..and I was right.
I made use of the Organic Soup Mix beans that I had, and explained to them both that the task was to sort the beans according to type and color into separate cups. They had to work together to complete the task.
It was fun to see how attentive both Ethan and Hannah were, trying to complete the task on hand. I assisted in telling them that they could each take a different type of bean and then sort that out.
They were done in about 15 minutes.
And then I asked them to count the beans in the individual cups and I provided some sticker labels to label the number of beans.
Kids enjoy simple pleasures in life – and they were so proud of their “completed assignment” that day and couldn’t wait to show Daddy when he got home.