Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Toddler (and Kid!) Tuesday: Rainbow Rice!

If you live anywhere east of Ohio, you are water logged.  Please remember to pray for those who have been devastated by this weather! 

For those of us who were blessed enough to escape with minor damage/inconvenience, we are probably home bound for the next few days. 

Here’s a great activity for kids ages 2-5 (probably beyond too!)

Rainbow Rice!

If you already have white rice, rubbing alcohol, and food coloring in the house, you are good to go.  If not, take a trip to the store when the weather breaks, because this one will keep your little one busy!

Fill a ziplock bag with rice, about 1 Tbs. of rubbing alcohol and a few drops of food coloring.  Mix around until all the color is distributed, then dump on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper to dry.  The drying process will probably take about an hour or two. (If you mix the night before, you'll be guaranteed rainbow rice ready time by the morning!)  Once dried, it’s ready for play!  To make this “rainbow” rice, you’ll want to use several different bags and make several colors.   If you want to skip the “rainbow” part all together, then just use regular rice.  Same amount of fun, just not as aesthetically pleasing : )


Once your rainbow rice is done, dump it into a large container (I used an old baby bathtub!) and throw in some measuring cups, scoops, cars…whatever you’d use in a sandbox. 

Rice will escape the container, and that’s o.k. because we all have brooms! 

Hope your little ones enjoy the rainbow rice as much as we do!  If you have great indoor activities, message me and we can compile a list for all those moms out there ready to hunker down for the upcoming winter!

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