You can keep your little ones busy on a rainy "stay-in" day by creating an indoor sand-box or sensory box.
All you need is a large plastic dish-pan and a 5lb. (2 kg.) bag of cornmeal, rice, pasta noodles, dried beans, oatmeal, moon sand, etc. for "sand".
ADD: plastic cups, spoons, scoops, bowls, measuring cups, funnels, strainers, etc.
Be sure to only fill to 3-4 inches below the top of your container to reduce spills.
The cornmeal, rice, pasta noodles, dried beans, and oatmeal vacuum up quickly and don't scratch the floor.
IDEA: Those Rubbermaid type bins that store under a bed make a nice big "table" type size container.
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• Rubbermaid Dish Pan
• Sterlite Latch Stor Box
• Uncle Ben's Original Long Grain Rice
• Steel Cut Oats
• Brown's Best Garbanzo Beans
• Yellow Corn Meal
• Moon Sand
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