Making Rainbow Rice has been on my play to-do list since we saw these beautiful images and tutorial at Share & Remember. (She also inspired our Painted Toast Activity).
If you noticed, I did say “my” list, and not “ours,” because frankly, sometimes my own desire to participate in cool preschool activities overtakes any goals I have for teaching and playing with the children.
During the days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day a few weeks back, I thought it would be the perfect time to try it out based on the whole rainbow connection thing.
When it finally came out, I was seriously dizzy with delight at seeing all the beautiful colors. And what a magnificent feeling when you rake your fingers through the rice and let it run through your fingers!
She enjoyed the feeling of plunging her little hands into the rice and mixing it up with her fingers, but really focused on “cooking” and filling jars with the colorful grains using a spoon.
So, that’s draw with your glue, sift on some rainbow rice, and shake, shake, shake off the excess. So easy! This activity would work just as well with numbers or shapes or anything you or your little one can imagine.
What fun have you had with rainbow rice? We’ll be posting a few more activities from this batch over the next few days, but would love more ideas! And stay tuned for a Rainbow Link Party to celebrate April showers’ beautiful rainbows.
LEARN! Alphabet, colors, sensory play