Monday, 4 October 2010

Make The Most Of Your First Rainbow Rice Activity

We made Rainbow Rice and I tried to extend this as much as possible,
as you only get 1 shot at mixing the colours together.


To make: get some cheap long grain rice.
Put some in a sandwich bag ( or 2 if they are thin bags like mine), with several drops of food colouring,
and a few squirts of hand sanitizer. Make sure it says alcohol in the ingredients.
Shake and leave to dry.



First we used a big tray.
I made a big paper cone for Big Seed to play with.
He used it to put the rice on the tray; he liked the feel of it falling through his fingers.


Then he swooshed it around with his hands.


He used a funnel for the next colour.


Then we transferred the rice to a big tub.
This is the one we used for our Sand and Autumn Sensory Box.
Here he is scooping the green rice with a spoon into the box.


Now pouring with a scoop into a bowl.


His favourite!
Playing with Construction vehicles.

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20 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun. I will have to give it a try. The colours are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Lou.

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  2. Looks like he had a great time and I'm glad you're enjoying my hand sanitizer method of making rainbow rice. I think it's much more kid-friendly than using rubbing alcohol! : )

    Fondly,
    pink and green mama
    MaryLea

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  3. Fun idea.I love all the colours mixed together. No chance of seperating out all the colours and starting again!

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  4. Colorful and fun..two of my favorite words!Thanks for sharing with us, have a lovely afternoon.

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  5. that looks like lots of fun, ill be sure to try it. Does the colouring come off on hand and clothes?

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  6. This is a great activity! This colored rice is so versatile. I use colored rice to make mandalas-circular or square pictures, inside of paper plates, pie tins, shoe box lids or trays. A friend from India showed me how to do it. Its very calming & a good way to encourage & improve focus!

    To create the design, you can use a simple coloring page, or just draw some simple geometric shapes on paper, cut to fit and set that in a pie pan or brownie tin, or even a shoebox lid (my favorite)

    To see a photo of a large one I did with a youth group go to:
    http://www.facebook.com/BodyLogique?v=photos#!/album.php?aid=166139&id=201337143089

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  7. Thank you for this amazing idea! I will definitely be trying it out with my little girls soon. :)

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  8. Looks great! Perfect for a chilly autumn morning with my crew...

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  9. I love this idea - I'm looking forward to giving this a go with the kids!

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  10. We had a lot of fun with this activity, and snap, the construction vehicles were brought out at the end - irresistible! Boys!
    Loving your blog - thank you!

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  11. This looks like so much fun. Can you explain why you need hand sanitizer?

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  12. Thanks for your lovely comment:) I was all set to try this the other day once i'd figured out I have food colouring and hand sanitizer only to discover I was lacking a rather important ingredient (um rice!!!lol)Looks like ill be waiting until shopping day afterall:)

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  13. Oh I love this, my girls will love it!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  14. Hi Angela,
    You need the sanitizer to distribute the colour and helps it to stick to the rice, or it won't work. I have it from the expert MaryLea@Pink and Green Mama who invented the method!

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  15. This is awesome and looks like fun I think I'll have to make a batch of this to put in my art studio.

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  16. so.doing.this.with.the.preschoolers! LOVE IT!

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  17. Great idea, my children love playing with rice.

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