Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Rainbow Rice


With little bits of food colouring left in stock, we whipped up Leprechaun Lucky Rice this afternoon.
Rainbow rice recipes run rampant on sensory sites and blogs; easy to make, cheap, provides open-ended play opportunity..and ours smells good too, as we added some essential oils ('Germ Fighter'; a combination of cloves, lavender, eucalyptus, lemon and cinnamon).


Simply divide raw rice into bowls, drip a few drops of colouring and mix well.
We spread ours on a baking tray so the colour sets, but there is still a high chance of getting some stain on our skin the next day.
You can add essential oils and sparkles to increase the sensory value.
Then consider magnets/metal items, chopsticks, toy cars, building blocks to increase imaginative, science and math opportunities.




EXPAND ON SENSORY BINS
Rainbow Spaghetti. Look how little O & C are in these pics! Back in Shanghai, we tried out Rainbow Spaghetti with great success http://mamadrool.blogspot.ca/2014/02/rainbow-spaghetti_18.html

Lavender Rice. I keep this mixture in a mason jar, whenever we're in need of a relaxing sensory pause. http://mamadrool.blogspot.ca/2014/07/loving-lavender.html

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