Sensory play is so much fun and a great hands on activity for the kids. My kids love trying different sensory activities–especially rainbow rice sensory play. I had some left over rainbow rice and white play dough I had made the kids that I had forgotten about them until I decided to clean out one of my craft/play supply closets.
Putting the two sensory materials together sounded like fun. My kids love sensory rice and playdough so the two of them together could be double the fun. Once they saw me getting out the supplies they could not wait to play.
Rainbow Rice Sensory Play Activity
- Rainbow Rice (add liquid water color to uncooked white rice like in this rice bin)
- White Playdough
- Rainbow IKEA Cups
- Rainbow IKEA Knives and Spoons
- Plastic Tray from IKEA
Sensory Play for Kids
The white playdough was leftover playdough from the Color Surprise Playdough I made the kids last year. I sat it on a tray for the kids. Then I grabbed the rainbow cups, knives, and bowls and added them to the tray. I filled each cup up with Rainbow Rice. Now it was time to play.
This sensory rice activity was so simple and easy to set up. I have found over the years that simple doesn’t mean boring when it comes to sensory play. My kids often enjoy only having a few items for a play activity. Sometimes they will even pick out their own items to add to play time. It might be a truck or more play dishes.
Once the kids started pouring out the rice on the play dough it soon made a fun textured play dough for them to play with. This rainbow rice play dough was so bright and colorful.
This rainbow rice sensory play idea was a great time to go over colors and textures. It was also a good time to work on sharing for my kids too. They also had fun pretending to make milkshakes and pies with the rice and playdough. The plastic knives were great for them to use to cut up the playdough. A fun way to work on those tiny hand muscles and hand eye coordination.
So glad the kids had so much fun mixing these two sensory materials together. I can see us doing this again soon!