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I LOVE Fan Photos!!! They Seriously Make Us Smile SO Much!

1 Nov

This past week has been a difficult and draining week for me.  Then, last night, a mom posted these photos of her kids watching Bean’s show where Bean, Paris, Abyni & Jay drew roads with sidewalk chalk and then played with cars.

Then she posted photos of her kids drawing roads and playing.  I just about melted on the spot, I mean, HOW SWEET IS THAT???

The Kids watching the show for inspiration and ideas!

They even made a special road for their little brother so he had roads to play on, too!

These photos seriously made my entire night:)

I love seeing creativity in children!

They even thought to make sure the road was big enough for their big car!

Trains, too!

And look! A Helipad!

Its your turn!  Make my day and send me some pictures of your child being inspired by Bean!  

We’ll be filming this Sunday for more videos next week… keep an eye out, and thank you so much for your support!

 

Let’s Play Hopscotch with Bean!

19 Oct

Today’s video is playing hopscotch!  It is my kids’ version, which doesn’t necessarily match up with others that I’ve found online, but since its the way THEY play it, that’s how we’re doing it today on the show.  Watch Bean and friends play hopscotch here!

You can find a bunch of other outdoor game ideas here and here.  Next week we’ll be back in the studio filming more imagination activities.  We’ll be drawing using our imagination, making fun costume ideas and hopefully our new imagination song as well as at least one stop motion animation video.

Let us know what YOU would like to see in November and we’ll try to incorporate it into our show!

If you missed our other outdoor games videos, you can see them here:

Come and Play Cars with Us!  And Don’t Step on the Lava!

Come and Play Hide & Seek, Tag and Have Fun Drawing!

Come Meet our Dog, Diva and Come with Us on a Walk!

Come & Swing with Bean and Abyni AND Count to Ten for a Nap!

Or, if you prefer more scripted shows, see our first detective/mystery show!  Bean’s Detective Agency!

Thanks for visiting, and don’t forget to share your ideas and suggestions for future shows!

Bean & Jay Meet Diva, Our Dog.

18 Oct

Today Bean is introducing Jay to our dog.  Paris is showing off Diva’s tricks and then the kids all take Diva on a walk.  Let the sweetness begin!

Watch Now: Jay, Paris, Abyni & Bean Take Diva for a Walk.

What pets do you have? 

We have Diva, the bull mastiff, Kitty the part wolf, Elephant our cat and Atilla a ball python.

 

Bean Plays Outside! Let’s Play Cars and Learn the Lava Game!

17 Oct

Next week we’ll be back to ‘studio’ shows, but today through Friday, we’ll be having more “outdoors” shows.  Next week I hope to kick off with a new song about imagination that is really catchy and fun… hopefully Sylvie and I can get together this weekend and film/record it!

The kids had fun drawing roads and scenery for their game

When my kids were younger, they loved playing games like “The Lava Game”.  The game where you pretend that different areas of the floor or a room are lava and you have to jump from spot to spot without touching the “lava”.  It has been interesting for me this week… going back through memories of the kids playing when they were little and all of the imaginary things they played.  Bean, Abyni & Jay show the kids how to play the “lava” game, and if they already play this game, I think it will be fun for them to see that Bean plays it, too!

Don’t let the grass touch you!

The video also has Bean, Paris, Abyni & Jay playing with sidewalk chalk and cars on the front walk.   My boys loved playing with trains rather than cars (although they did like cars, they were far more obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine:), and they loved drawing big long roads everywhere.  Including the time we moved to a rental house with light carpets… and they took their crayons and markers and drew roads all over their new bedroom.  *Sigh*  At least they were being creative, I guess?

Here is today’s video of Bean’s ‘Real Life’ playtime:  Playing with Cars and Playing the Lava Game!

Show me photos of your kids playing their favorite outdoors games on

Bean’s Monkey Business’ facebook page.

Outside Imagination! Let’s Play fun Outdoor Games: Tag, Hide and Seek and Draw with Sidewalk Chalk!

16 Oct

 

Abyni chases Bean during a fast game of Tag!

Today I’m posting video of Bean and the girls playing with sidewalk chalk, playing tag and playing hide and seek.

With these videos, we’re trying to give kids a peek into Bean’s “real life” treating them like home movies rather than a “show”.  Its fun, and seems like it should be LESS work, but in reality, its a LOT more work, especially when it comes to editing the video for the final product.

I hope your kids enjoy watching Bean play different games and that they are inspired to play, too!

Watch our Outdoors Fun with sidewalk chalk, Tag & Hide and Seek Video Now!

Have your kids help Abyni find Bean in a game of Hide & Seek!

Play with Sidewalk Chalk… What can you create?

 

 

 

The Fun of Fall: Playing Outdoors, a Whole New Imaginary World to Explore!

15 Oct

Full of Fun!

My kids LOVE being outside.  My husband made a tire swing a couple of weeks ago, and I can’t believe how much the girls enjoy swinging!  They are out there all the time!  Its crazy what $13.00 can do!  This week we’re going to focus on outdoor fun.  We’re not going to worry about getting the lighting just right, or making sure the sound is perfect… we’re just going to take advantage of this glorious weather and play outside!

Watch our newest video with Abyni & Bean playing on the swings and then Counting to Ten on the Hammock for Naptime.

What are your kids favorite outdoor activities?  Once the pool is closed for the year, my kids still love playing outside.  They spend a lot of hours outdoors, shooting hoops, playing in the sand and on the tire swing.  Not to mention lazing on the hammock, reading on the deck or just playing imaginary games.  I am so thrilled that my kids have such fun with their imaginations.  I think it is a fabulous thing to encourage in them!

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The sandpile… a long time favorite of ALL of the kids!

What are your kids favorite outdoor activities?

Imagination Boxes! Bean the Monkey Learns About Imagination!

9 Oct

Abyni shows Bean how to use boxes to play imagination games!

 

Watch Bean and Abyni ride in a boat, a car and an airplane!  Imagination Win!


What are your kids’ favorite imaginary games to play?

Post your photos of your child playing their favorite imaginary game on our facebook page!

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