Mommy & Me: Rainbow Rice

Rainbow Rice

Jonah and I had some rainbow fun! We used the same method we used last year for dying pasta to mix up a batch of Rainbow Rice. Jonah has been having loads of fun moving rainbow rice with his little bulldozer from his Nana. We’ve even had a treasure hunt in the rice!

Mixing Blue Rice

Why rainbow rice?

  • It’s a Sensory Integration Activity. To put it plainly, it’s using your senses to explore and help your brain process the world around you. This particular activity is a tactile activity because it involves textures. Some children have trouble processing in this area and need sensory integration therapy. I think most “normal” children (and adults, too!) fluctuate between different ends of the sensory processing spectrum depending on the day. I know I do!
  • It’s fun!
  • It’s soothing (kinda like letting sand pass through your fingers)
  • It’s less messy than sand. (Plus, Jonah hates sand. I’m hoping we can work ourselves up to using sand eventually.)
  • It’s exploring! Here are a handful of skills involved: Cause/Effect, pouring, scooping, using funnels, and many more!

Comments

  1. Rainbow rice! What a fun idea. My son is a bit young for this (he would try to eat it), but I’ll have to keep this in mind…:)

    • Yes, please use discretion with your child about whether they would eat it ot not. And do not leave them unattended! **Thanks for reminding me I need a disclaimer Alicia! 🙂

  2. Looking forward to meeting you at Relevant! 🙂

  3. I love the rainbow rice.

  4. Hey Sara,

    It was fun to meet you in the breakout this afternoon! You seemed like an instant kindred spirit to me 🙂

    Love your blog!
    Monica

  5. Sara~
    It was so nice to meet you at the Relevant MOBS Society gathering. I’m following your wonderful blog and look forward to getting to know you.
    Bless you!

    • Debi~Thank you so much for stopping by! I LOVED meeting you and can’t wait to connect with you more! And seriously…I’m still in amazement that you gave birth 11 times! Thank you for being a Titus 2 woman!

  6. love this!

    great site. i am a mom of 5 boys… 11 yrs – 1 yr. this would be great for my little ones!

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