Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin
Preschool Hands On Play & Learning Sensory Bin
We love exploring colors through hands on sensory play of all kinds! This rainbow rice sensory bin invitation to play came as a big surprise project today, but what a fun and beautiful one at that.We checked out a rainbow rice sensory bin from Creative Learning Fun! We have also enjoyed rainbow mirror play and rainbow scissor skills play too!
Simple Rice Coloring Recipe
All you need is white rice, vinegar, food coloring and a paper towel or two! I have a plastic container that I save just for this purpose. It’s amazing the things I now have in my kitchen that are solely used and bought for our activities and lessons! Here’s the quick recipe that you can use for several types of fillers!
Building a Rice Sensory Bin
Rice is one of our favorite sensory bin fillers! Liam likes to build his rice sensory bin, so here is what I presented him with to put it all together himself.
Learning about colors rainbow rice sensory play!
Let the pouring begin! I was kind of hoping he wouldn’t just want to dump it all at once, but who was I to stop the impending fun of dumping stuff!
Then there was the mixing! It was so fun to see the rainbow rice colors mix together and discover little pockets of un-mixed colors in the corners. Then we got down to business and mixed pirate potions and hunted for gems. We had tasty treats in our bowls.
We filled the bottle, practiced screwing and unscrewing the “secret” treasure boxes and filled and dumped those too. I had little treasures in each one as well. I found this neat little screw-together container at the dollar store. Great fine motor skills work too!
Love when we can add in hand work too and make it fun! Simple play for fine motor skills!
More ways to dump and fill!
Lastly, I gave him a little pitcher and some glass cups I picked up at a second hand store for some of our tray work. He poured drinks for us and we talked about even amounts in each cup! We definitely enjoyed sharing this rainbow rice sensory bin with each other this afternoon!
He loves the bright colors of the rainbow rice!
I love the way this rainbow rice sensory bin and gems look together. We ended up adding some other clear beads and the bin sort of sparkled with it all together!
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