We love dying rice with food coloring and Purell. My kids love the sensory play experience of manipulating on trays, but – like so many activities – I had forgotten about it. This post at What Do We Do All Day was a timely reminder on a gloomy afternoon!
Emma surprised me by forming the rice into artistic creations. I was most impressed by her cat (above) and butterfly (below).
She also formed the word “Boo” in honor of Halloween, a monster man, a flower, and a spider. And, of course, an “E” for Emma:
Johnny and Lily weren’t interested in forming letters and pictures, but they did enjoy playing with the rice. Johnny focused on building a tall mountain of rice:
And Lily was enthralled, watching it fall from her fingers:
We store our rice in an old Nutella jar, and though we lose a few grains every time we play, it should last us a long time. We pulled it out a few more times last week, and Lily played with it on her own for a full hour while Emma and Johnny were in school – and another hour after they came home and joined her!
Do you play with rice in your house? We’ve also turned it into some fun egg shakers!