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Rainbow Rice Sensory Play


I made this rainbow rice for some Kindergarten educators that I work with but thought I would let Nicky test drive it first! Let’s just say he L O V E D it and it was fairly easy. In a large Ziploc bag, for every cup of rice I added a 1/4 of a cup of vinegar and some concentrated food colouring to make the colour more vibrant. Once you have mixed the rice, food colouring and vinegar, lay it out to dry on parchment paper for a couple hours and VOILA! I placed the dried rice in a clear plastic bin and added some filters and wooden cups for Nicky to explore the way he can make the rice move. He is beginning to develop an understanding of the concept of quantity and space as he fills and dumps the rice with the wooden cup. He is also learning the concept of “empty” and “full” and is developing an understanding of cause and effect. Math is everywhere!

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