Of all the things my children have enjoyed playing with through the years the dried bean container is in the top three most favorite “toys”. Toddlers especially like to pour, sort, scoop and touch all the beans. If you provide kitchen items the beans make a nice plinking noise as you pour them. You do have to watch closely that they do not mouth any of the beans. I usually put a sheet down on the floor for easy clean up when done. Close up the container and save for the next time you need a quiet, engaging activity.