Little Miss Teacher Blog

By Clara Fiorentini

Monday, 17 August 2015

The Wonders of Rainbow Rice!

Do you ever get fed up of the sand pit?

Let’s face it, it gets so grimy and grubby so quickly, and quite honestly, so germy!

I find it’s nice to change up the sand area, particularly by using other materials that can act as a base for sensory work. 
Rice is a great alternative to sand! Better than plain, bland looking rice, there’s rainbow rice! It’s cheaper than sand and SO easy to make, not to mention so pleasing to the eye! I also find it lasts longer!

Here’s my recipe:

You will need:
-As much rice as desired!
-Ziplock bags (or a lunch box with a lid will suffice!)
-Food colouring
-Tinfoil / Trays

1.    Fill a ziplock bag ¾ full with rice.
2.   Add ¾ drops of food colouring.
3.   Add 1 tablespoon of water.
4.   Then, shake the life out of that bag!
5.   When all rice looks covered and coloured, spread out on tinfoil and allow to dry for 4-6hours!

Not only is this rainbow rice wonderful for sensory trays, it’s great for practising writing numbers and letters in on trays, using fingers or paintbrushes. The kids enjoy this as part of number / letter formation practice!

Have fun!! J


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