Little Bear has started to show some sustained interest in real Montessori activities. It's been delightful to see. So, I decided to introduce some spooning activities to him. I started with Pinto Beans.
Pinto beans or lima beans work really well to start off because they are so big. I liked using it first because I could easily monitor how controlled he would be with the beans. I did find them on the table and on the floor some but, for the most part, he kept them in the bowl.
I have Little Bear several types of spoons to work with - a big spoon/measuring cup all the way down to a small child sized spoon. He enjoyed using them all. When I found him less interested in the activity, I put it up for another day.