toy! :) I know it's not a huge stretch of the imagination to go from rice to beans, but I did it. (Okay, Mom helped me out a little bit.) Amia loves playing with dried beans, too. And, they are a smidgen easier to clean up. (I don't have a pic because I video recorded this playtime.)
My very intelligent (and favorite) sister-in-law Stacy suggested feathers as well for little tots. So, that's on our list, too.
Okay, Mommies and Friends of Mommies, what else can we try?