Thursday, August 9, 2012

Kid's Fun with Colored Rice

I have used this idea- with my kids and with my daycare children and it was a really big hit.  It's very easy and is a great sensory activity for little ones and older preschoolers.  This activity combined with cups and measuring toys is a great activity for learning cause and effect, measuring, pouring as well as small motor skills involved with grasping handfuls of rice.  You can incorporate a lesson on learning colors and mixing colors also.  This activity calls for rice mixed with food coloring and a bit of rubbing alcohol, I did not use the alcohol which only speeds up the drying process and it was just fine.  This is also a great activity for everyday fun substitute this into your water or sand table:

Measure out the rice (4 cups) and put it in a Ziploc bag with about 2T of food coloring and 3 T of rubbing alcohol. The kids can help you mix the rice in the bags to spread the color.  Allow them a bit of time to dry.

For older children, this is a great art activity in bottles or making pictures or mosaics.  The possibilities are endless!  Please share your colored rice activities!  

1 comment:

  1. This is so cool. I'm not a kid (except at heart), but it looks like a lot of fun to me. Lots of things to make and so easy.