Today, we decided to use some of our beans and make medallions. We took some metal lids from our recycling station and a hot glue gun to our bean table and went to work.
Some of the children were very careful, placing each dried bean or pea onto their medallion, while others filled their lid with glue and then randomly piled beans on top of it.
When they were satisfied with the number and placement of their beans, each child found a pair of safety glasses, a hammer and a nail to pound a hole through the medallion to string with twine.
It is amazing how skilled these children have become with tools in such a short period of time! (Now, to figure out where to put a permanent wood working station for them in the house........ )