Rainbow Rice For Sensory Boxes
|June 8, 2013||Posted by Luschka under 1 - 2, 3 - 4 years, By Age, Creative Development, Fine Motor Skills, Hand-Eye Coordination, Home Learning, Incidental Learning, Physical Development|
We had a pretty rough day around these parts, but if you look at the photos, you wouldn’t know it. Ah, if my real life looked like my photo stream, that would be just great. Oh well.
Our jar of rainbow rice from last year has pretty much run out, so it was time to make some more rainbow rice. I bought a cheap 3kg bag of rice, and Ameli and I set out to colour them.
We separated the rice into five bowls, and poured a table spoon of vinegar into each. We added red, blue, green and yellow food colouring to four bowl, and added blue and red to another, to make purple.
We then set about mix, mix, mixing, before leaving it overnight to dry.
This morning I poured the rice into our new rice tub, and popped in the playdoh toys.
I seem to be really struggling with mess at the moment, so rather than put the rice in the house, I put it outside on a plastic sheet so that any spillage could be poured back into the tub, but the girls were still free to pour, spill and mess.
One of the bonuses of sensory boxes is that children use all their senses to really get into it, so it’s fun and play, but also development. I love when my children learn through play and I love how a sensory box turns them into little explorers.