this was a big big winner!!! bowie still loves her playschool shape sorter toy and of course she thinks gnomes are "so cute." so i set up a chip and dip tray with dried beans, gnomes and the shapes out of her shape sorter. the shapes became gnome houses and she also used them to transfer the dried beans back and forth. i also put some lids, straws and chopsticks in the middle of the tray as well.