I recently put out different colored beans and popcorn in glass jars in the mini art studio in our room. The children took the popcorn to the natural materials area. They used it in measuring and sorting. You can see some of the sorting in the purple muffin tin. The muffin tin changes colors – depends on who’s using it and what the favorite color is. For me that would be pink:) In the glass candy dish you can see that the children have added beads, blooms of our Christmas cactus, dried chickpeas, and other materials to make a much more interesting mix than just popcorn.