Today during naptime I am occupying my oldest with a sensory box. I like to call it a "bean box" since that is what it is filled with. I added a few extras to it. There is a cup, a metal toy pan that long ago lost its handle, a formula scoop that I washed out and saved, and a spoon from a microwave rice cooker that I broke years ago. It has become a very fun thing for him very quickly. He's very good with my rule that the beans stay in the box and he is learning while he plays. I wish I hadn't waited so long to put this together. On a side note you can get plastic storage boxes at Dollar Tree so you can store everything right in the box. I just used what I had on hand. Even the 3 lbs of beans were in my pantry.