Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rainbow rice and artsy toys

Here are some fun things Graham and Parker did in the past few days!
sorting by shape, not color on the mirror table

pattern blocks

Rainbow rice, a toy dump truck, and some little cups!

To make rainbow rice, just use uncooked white rice, 3-5 drops of food coloring and 5-6 drops of rubbing alcohol. Mix well in plastic ziploc bags, then lay out flat on a cookie sheet in rows of color. Then heat in oven for about 20 minutes on the lowest oven setting. After it cools, you can put it in a container to play with! You can do the same with pasta or pumpkin seeds!

We had to get out the floor play tray to contain any accidental rice spillage

Graham loves stamping or quiet art time before bed  (Parker was watching team umizoomi)

our rainbow rice as it landed in the container

our rainbow rice after mixing!


  1. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

  2. I love the rainbow rice. It is so colorful and looks like great fun.

  3. Thank you for your rainbow rice tutorial, and I love your idea of child-led sensory bins, Kristen! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow


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