Mason was fighting an ear infection after Christmas but so wanted to play with his new loader and tractors in the gravel outside. Compromise: a bin full of rice. I stole this idea from his preschool; they have a sensory table full of rice or lentils and toys like funnels, measuring cups and loaders for the kids to play in. It’s kept Mason occupied and happy while I’m cooking/cleaning. A huge hit!
(Except when the dog ate a bunch of rice off the floor and puked. That wasn’t so fun for me.)