Rice is a wonderfully easy and inexpensive sensory bin filler to enjoy any time of the year and in such a variety of ways. We love the feel of plain white rice, but we also love to dye it fun colors for holidays and seasons! Dying rice is super easy and fast. It dries in no time and lasts a long time too. Grab a bag of rice and check out all these wonderful ideas for each season and some of the major holidays too. Sensory play is awesome for kids!
The Best Colored Rice Sensory Bins
Rice Sensory Bins
Not sure about sensory bins or what to do with them? Start here and read all about sensory bins before diving into the sensory fun of rice bins below. Sensory play activities are an enormous source of early learning ideas for young kids! But you may be wondering if rice is safe for sensory play? Yes, rice makes a great sensory bin filler for toddlers through to preschoolers. Though playing with raw rice is not recommended for babies.
Rice play is great for young children. Check out our simple instructions for how to easily color rice… How To Dye Rice
Rice Sensory Bins For Every Day Of The Year
What can you do with sensory rice? I have compiled a huge list of sensory rice bins from wonderful bloggers all around the world! Rice is a universal sensory play material. Here are all the ideas you need for each season, major holiday, scent play, early learning and more! Over 50 ideas for great sensory bins! Did I forget one? Let me know!
NOTE: If you can not use food in sensory bins. Check out our favorite non-food sensory bin fillers.
Summer Sensory Rice Bins
Fall Sensory Rice Bins
Winter Sensory Rice Bins
Spring Sensory Rice Bins
Books With Sensory Rice Bins
Here are some great ideas for a combining a favorite book with a fun theme rice sensory bin.
More Early Learning Sensory Bins
Olfactory (Scented Sensory Play)
So far I have gathered over 50 rice sensory bins that I think are wonderful. There are so many more out there to try! I hope you will pick one and get started today! Let me know how much your kids like it! Have an idea for one let me know!
BEST LIST OF RICE SENSORY BINS FOR EASY SENSORY PLAY
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