Wait, are beans really a fruit? That will give me something to ponder during hospital orientation tomorrow morning. The kids love taking turns digging for treasures and sifting around in the dried bean/rice bin. This used to be one of Joshua's favorite activities to do when he was about 4 years old. I used to hide stickers or small shiny stars, and other tiny things in the bin. Then he would fish them out with a pair of tweezers. It's a great pre-writing activity to tone up the fine motor skills of the fingers.
After playing outside most of the day, I pulled out the bean bin to provide a quiet indoor activity. Daniel could have spent the whole day just scooping away.