Sensory Rice Play
If you are on instagram ( hope you follow me! ) and follow any of the #sensoryplay ideas then you have seen rainbow rice ( or any rice play ) This is an activity that you and your kids should definitely try! While playing with rice your kids are really learning A LOT . How cool is that? They will be developing their fine motor skills, learning colors, learning how to dump, pour, fill and scoop. I love play that is child led, and rice play is a perfect example of child led playing.
Sensory play is awesome for our kids. It allows them to use all their senses while playing. This type of play is not structured play so it allows them to be creative & use their imagination . Its awesome for self esteem , there really is no right or wrong . One last thing about sensory play is it helps with language development, next time your kids play just listen to the words they are using.
Rainbow rice or any colored rice is super simple to make. I bought my white rice & food coloring from the dollar store . Most people use paint , my first batch was made with food coloring but I will be making it with paint next time to compare. Any white rice works.
How to make:
Add uncooked white rice to a zip lock bag, next add your color. Seal the bag and shake! Let the rice dry & then you are ready to PLAY!
How to play:
We use rice a lot in our ikea sensory table I like to add cups, scoops, spoons , funnels, trucks.. I also like to remind Brody that the rice needs to stay in the table, he does a very good job at not making a mess. If your kids are messy def try rice play outside! If you dont have a sensory table please dont worry. All you need is some bins or tupaware . Try using some smaller bins inside of bigger ones to help with the mess. Just add your rice cups and scoops to a bin and watch your kids play.
We just dump our rice into a plastic bag or mason jar when we are done playing. If your rice stays dry it will last a very long time.
Are you going to try rice play?? Id love to hear how it goes! comment below or head over to my insta and comment on my latest post!