Cooperative Bean Race

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Cooperative Bean Race

This activity was completed on February 18, 2016.

Description: Dried beans are put into a large tub with a smaller, empty tub inside of it. Each child is given a large tweezer (we used Gator Grabber Tweezers). Children work together to get all the beans into the smaller bin.

Review: Surprisingly, the kids were very into this activity. I thought they’d get bored, but the challenge must have been just up their alley. Participants ranged from 22 months to 11 years old. The younger kids did end up grabbing handfuls of beans after awhile to put into the bucket, but I expected this to happen and talked the older children through it when it happened. The preschoolers & ↑ continued to happily use the tweezers.

Objectives Met:

  • Encouraging Cooperative Play
  • Practice with Fine Motor Skills – “Pincer Grasp”
  • Develop Persistence