We went to the flea market on Sunday. The only thing we bought were these beautiful crystals. They were $2 for 2 scoops and I though Dot made a good choice for her one [inexpensive] item she could buy. She was immediately intrigued by the large glass container full of these multi-colored bits. She held the bag of them in her lap the whole ride home.
We didn't get around to playing with them until the next day but she has really enjoyed them!
Dot really liked to hear the sound they made when she poured them into this metal bowl. We sorted them by color, talking about the different patterns, shades, shapes, textures.
We used these little plain wooden pill boxes I have all over the place to sort them and Dot's favorite part was pouring them out again into the metal bowl!