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DIY Home Sensory Activity: Rainbow Oats

Updated: Aug 24, 2021


Prep time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Medium

Estimated Cost: 80 AED

Mess level: High

What you need

  • Oats

  • Plastic bag

  • Vinegar

  • Food coloring

  • Container

  • Tuff tray to contain the mess


Place 1 cup of rolled oats into a bowl with 1 teaspoon of food dye and 1/4 cup of water.

Stir until all the oats are thoroughly coated and coloured.

Pour the oats out onto a tray or plate lined with paper towel.

Leave the oats somewhere warm to dry, preferably overnight.


Store air tight container in cool room for long lasting use.


  • Toddlers can learn a lot from getting their hands dirty - A great tactile experience.

  • This activity will also help create some colorful memories and refine their fine motor skills.

Ways to adapt:

  • Place in one big bowl or separate bowls.

  • Add tools for them to scoop and sort.

  • Add additional objects to color match.

  • Add the oats to a water bottle and create a rainbow shaker

Top Tip:

As these are edible why not create rainbow oats for breakfast - great for fuzzy eaters. (I brought honey oats to add to the taste) The oats can also be backed and make funny yummy snacks.

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