The idea for this work came from this blog. For this activity you need an empty parmesan cheese shaker, a bag of lentils, a bowl, and a funnel. Pour the lentils (as much as you like) into the shaker, then present the work to your child. I showed O how to carefully and slowly shake the lentils into the bowl. She didn't quite get the "carefully and slowly" part of it! I learned on a lesson on the importance of being prepared...I forgot to take the funnel with me when I introduced the lesson, and while I went to get it, she had a great time shaking lentils everywhere!