Prep time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy Peasy
Estimated Cost: All home-based objects
Mess level: High
What you need
Measure rice into a container with a lid.
Add white vinegar to the rice.
Add as much food coloring as desired (deeper color= more food coloring).
Cover the container and SHAKE the rice vigorously for a minute or two. ...
Spread the colored rice on a paper towel or a tray in even layer to dry.
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How to play with it:
Hide small toys in the rice
Walk over/on the rice to feel the texture
Transferring the rice to small containers
Making rice rain
Pouring rice through a funnel
Creating sensory sets
For toddlers and preschoolers, along with stimulating the tactile sense (touch), sensory rice also helps them work on fine motor control as the uncooked rice is very small. They can pick up with their hands or use tools to scoop. resource
To minimize mess invest in a tuff tray, on top of a large sheet or outside. The rice has a tendency of going everywhere :)