Friday, 8 October 2010

Rainbow Rice #2 : Mandalas & Sensory Activities

Now that I went to the effort of making all this Rainbow Rice,
I would like Big Seed to do lots of things with it.
Here are some activities:

With inspiration from Twig and Toadstool and Bodylogique
we made some Autumn Mandalas.
I cut a paper circle and blu-taked it to a plastic plate.
Big Seed wanted a rainbow and we also did a Horse Chestnut leaf
(yeah, I know, I learnt the hard easy bold pictures!)
I stuck the plates onto the wall.

Then Little Seed was aching to have a go!
Give me that rice!

What is this stuff?
Oooh, nice through my fingers.
I want to chuck it on the floor....everywhere!
(End of activity!
Not one for a baby in the kitchen.
Perhaps outside when I need to dispose of it.)

I hid some plastic number tiles in the box.
Big Seed had to find them and match them up.

You can use Scrabble letter tiles, magnetic numbers/letters, 
laminated letters/words/numbers, etc.
You get the idea.
Hours of fun...and peace!

He is matching them on the lid of the box.

A Montessori activity: transferring rice from the bowl to a glass jar
with a ceramic salt spoon.
Big Seed finds this hard...all kinds of transferring and gets frustrated.
But he still likes to have a go.


  1. LOVE these ideas! I will have to find a way to use them in my yoga classes! :)

  2. That's great that you'e making the most of it :) love the mandalas!

  3. Really great ideas, I think we are going to have a quiet rainy weekend here so rainbow rice will be just the thing for us. Thanks for all the advice. Have a great weekend

  4. Ver cool! Thanks for sharing..have a wonderful weekend!

  5. I have to get round to making up some rainbow rice with my girls. It looks like so much fun.
    Thanks for all the ideas for how to use it!

  6. grest ideas,keep up d gud wrk


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