I actually have a "real" update drafted...but in the meantime: Baby Z has a pretty structured and active life at the daycare so we usually let him relax and do what he likes in the evenings and over the weekends. But I was impressed with a series of posts on Hellobee on different indoor activities involving beans.
MoBob had received several pounds of black beans as a Ramadan gift so I re-purposed them to make a mini-sandbox with a plastic bin. To lessen the mess we used a large tablecloth I'd gotten on clearance from Target. Baby Z was absorbed for a good 40 minutes - a real success!