Colored rice on trays was another popular sensory tray activity for my sick kids last week. They loved drawing in it, and picking it up and watching it fall through their hands.
I made Lily some pink rice later in the week, and she became absurdly attached to it. I couldn’t even put it away without her collapsing into tears. That girl loves pink!
- Prep: Getting out colored rice (see this post for instructions on how to make colored rice) and trays – less than one minute
- Initial entertainment: 5-20 minutes, depending on the day
- Clean-up: 2-10 minutes, depending on how messy the kids get with the rice
- Cost: Less than $2
- Lasting value: QUIET play, followed by calmer children