Coloured rice – Sensory play

This is an easy activity to do and little ones love the colours and textures.

What you need:

  • rice
  • food colouring
  • some bowls and spoons

It helps if you colour the rice the night before, as it gives the rice time to dry and then it isn’t as messy.

Step 1: Pour some rice in different bowls. Glass works well as it doesn’t stain like plastic.

Step 2: Ad 2-3 drops of food colouring and mix well.

Step 3: Leave it overnight to dry


Step 4: Play time!

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Edited: We tried this again and it is still a big hit with my 5 and 3 year old.