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Rainbow Rice

Have some colorful sensory fun!

Materials Needed

Rainbow Rice

Difficulty Level: Medium

Time Needed: 10 minutes + dry time

Best done: Indoors

Messy level: Medium

ranbow rice

Materials Needed

  • Dry white rice

  • Food coloring

  • Baking Sheet

  • Zipper bag

  • Empty plastic bottle (empty spice bottle works too)!

Let's Create!

  • Grab food coloring (however many colors you'd like) and that number of containers - we recommend ones with lids that shut tight. 

  • Put rice in each of the containers. 

  • Place a few drops of food coloring in each container (more food coloring = darker)

  • Securely place the lids on top and let your little one shake the containers around to spread the food coloring. 

  • Finally - spread the rice out on a cookie sheet and let dry. 


  • Option 1: Place the rainbow rice in a see through container with a lid (old plastic spice containers work great) - tape it down if you thnk your child may have the fine motor skills to open it! 

  • Let them shake it all around and make "music!" 

  • Option 2: Place rainbow rice in a zipper bag (we recommend double-bagging) and make sure it is shut tight! Again your child can shake the bag, watch and feel the rice move!

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