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!
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!