Good for your heart,
The more you eat them,
the more you...
Ok, I'm mature.
Let me introduce you to the cheapest and best toy ever for a 3 year old. Beans.
My mom busted open a bag of kidney beans at her house for Kendall to play with and its all she talked about. "Can I go play with beans at Grandma's?"
So I purchased a $2.68 bag of Great Northern white beans and a $1 set of measuring cups. Mix that with a few unused kitchen items and you have instant fun.
Best IDEA ever!
We even pulled out her kitchen and accessories to maximize our bean fun one day.
Obviously, I wouldn't let Kendall play with beans if I was concerned she would try to eat them like this. AND she is very good about cleaning them up. In fact, if girlfriend finds a missed bean on the carpet she is certain to bring it to me.