Counting & Bagging Beans

Back to the old grindstone…

I’ve been out for the count when it comes to child-rearing. They’re alive & fed, but these past few weeks have been slow going when it comes to brain food & entertainment. I’m fully recovered from the ills of weeks past & everyone seems on the mend. What a rough winter!
The sun has blessed us with rays of inspiration & today–after taking the weekend & monday to re-coop some of the damage done by several weeks of neglect–we are back on it.
It’s like the metronome battery is recharged.
So, beans are on today’s menu. Naomi & Drew worked on ‘math’ skills making a chart of numbers 1-10 & counting out the appropriate amount of beans for each number square.
waldorf math
Then, Naomi begged to sew. “I’m a five year old, so that means I can sew now,” she declares.
A quick bean bag project out of the captivating fabric given me by this fine lady & that.
first sewing project
our ‘bean’ of choice. Really a lentil…
what to do with scrap fabric
filling the bag.
vintage fabric
side 1 & side 2
I’m sure this new & ‘sew simple’ toy will bring hours of fun. It’s already brought 1…


  • Melissa Posted March 16, 2010 7:22 pm

    Oh, I love seeing you use the Kaffe! Great project– have you worked on stitching with Naomi yet? Wool scraps hold together pretty well with loose stitching, and you can fill it with something (like crumpled newspaper) for a little "pillow" project.

  • school house oils Posted March 16, 2010 7:50 pm

    that's a great idea!

  • Rebecca – iceblueberries Posted March 16, 2010 11:26 pm

    I love the 'bean counter' for the kid's math skills. We did something similar with fruity cheerios, but they all got eaten!

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