As I have mentioned before, I am super excited and blessed to be able to stay at home with my 3 year old this year. It has been a dream of mine. That being said, I am taking full advantage of our time together and homeschooling my Luci. I’m so grateful I kept all of my preschool lesson plans, standards, ideas, ect. from when I was student teaching in preschool. It’s really coming in handy!
I am also grateful for all of the wonderful educational blogs out there! There are so many talented women in blogland (duh) who have created FREE units and printables as well as sharing their fabulous teaching ideas! I have been pinning my favorite educational ideas/activities/printables/blogs here. I encourage you to check them all out!
Colorful Rice Sensory Bin
What I used:
-5 lb. bag of rice
-food coloring gel
-spoons, scoops, small shovel & rake, cups, etc.
First I separated the rice into 4 baggies. I put a different color of the food coloring gel into each baggie, closed the baggies securely, and moved the rice in the gel until they were mixed well. Then I added a splash of rubbing alcohol to each in order to “set” the colors. I let them dry for a little over 24 hours.
Then I put the rice into the sensory bin (aka: tupperware container).
I love this picture…so pretty!
I added spoons, an ice cream scoop, a small shovel & rake, cups, and a measuring cup. Most of these items I found around the house. The shovel, rake, and monkey cups came from Dollar Tree.
Couple of things I like about this activity. One, is that I can switch out the toys/tools you put into the bin. Two, it was cost effective and easy to make. And three, I can put a lid on it when my preschooler is finished playing with it…makes for easy clean up and storage!
I loved making this sensory bin and am so excited for Luci to use it! I will post a picture of her playing with her new Colorful Rice Sensory Bin on my facebook page : )