Rainbow Rice

Inspired by a post from Happy Hooligans on an easy way to dye rice for sensory play I decided to try it for ourselves. It was extremely simple to make, we already had all of the ingredients at home and the longest part was just waiting for it to dry. We have played with this rice a few times since and it has grabbed my boy's curiosity every time.




He loves to put his hands deep into it feeling the sensory experience of the grains over his skin.


He picks it up and watches it drop from his fingers using the few measuring cups I put in there to catch it as it falls.




And of course he loves to throw it which is why we play with it outside! I found being inside made me try to control the play too much to stop rice being thrown all over our floor. Outside I can let him go for it and he really enjoys it!




Rice is a great base for sensory play, there are many things you can do with it other than the simple exploration that we have done here. If you want to know other ways you can play with your rainbow rice then you will have to wait and read my next post! Until then, make yourself a quick batch of rainbow rice for your kids (or get them to help) and let them have some fun with it!

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  2. I love to touch and feel rice even now. Just something very soothing about it haha... this is definitely a great sensory bin for kids!

    Ai @ <a href="http://www.sakuraharuka.com/'> Sakura Haruka </a>

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    1. There is something soothing about it isn't there!

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  3. This is a very sweet idea, I've seen it done with penne pasta but not rice! My boys would probably try and eat it now - they are 3 and nearly 5 - a great idea for wee ones though! Emily - visiting as part of #teamIBOT

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    1. Pasta would be great too! I'll keep that in mind for another time, maybe when he is older and can thread with them

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  4. I can't wait to do sensory play like this with my daughter, but at the moment she'd probably play with it for a few minutes then just try and eat it. I can't believe he didn't eat it, she puts everything in her mouth to try and eat.

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    1. He did try to eat some of it, I have a wonderful photo of it stuck to his lips, but I watch him the whole time and he is at the point of hesitating when I say no!

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  5. Dear Alison,

    I see we share the love for all things colorful (and the fun part of life ;) This colored rice is awesome! I must admit I'd dye it for myself, too - but hey, out toddlers provide us with a great excuse to make kids stuff, don't they? ;) Thank you for visiting my blog - otherwise I'd never find out about your adventures here. You have a lovely blog, I'll visit again. See you :) Damjana

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    1. Haha, yes I love that it's a good excuse for us to play with it too! Thank you! See you round! :)

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  6. I love playing with rainbow rice! So much fun!!!

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  7. Especially throwing it, he loves that! :)

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  8. One of my all time favourite sensory play activities!

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