Skip to main content

Ice and rice sensory play

This is a first for us, unsure we didn't think of this before but my kids love playing with both so why not add them together?!
Ice and rice are both great sensory play objects and can be used many different ways. In this bin we made coffee ice and made the rice green with food coloring.
Other ideas are
~adding some objects to the liquid before you freeze it
~making the rice different colors
~adding different toys (my little pony is big in this house right now that is why we used them, but use your kids favorite toys)
~let your kids use their sense in this play time. (how does everything smell?, how does the ice and rice feel?,what color are the ice and rice?, and if your okay with it let them even lick the ice to see how it taste? again you use juice to make the rice or even flavored water. I just wanted to use coffee so I could make them a "mountain")


Popular posts from this blog

Black cat hand prints

Organizing for summer cheap!

Recently I made my way to my local dollar store(same as Poundland in UK) and I am so happy I did. There was so many bins and buckets in many colors. So here is how I cleaned up my kids summer toys. For small balls, chalk, and bubbles I grabbed 3 small bins as seen above. For water toys I grabbed a big blue bin and I made sure all bins I bought had holes rather they were for wet toys or not. We got small bugs in our storage room and I am hoping the holes would kept bugs from setting up home in the bottom of the bins. Some other ideas we like to use but have not yet are... Trash bin for bigger balls or large shoe rack works too Clothes hamper for pool toys & Mesh bag for sand toys Before we really even got some what organized we use to use crates but I found that with many kids going threw creates to find certain toys it quickly got messy so I really like the idea of having bins for certain toys. I also like that the bins are smaller then the crates we were using so that the smalle…

Fizzing planets

I am sure I said this before but this really was one of my personal favorite actives. It came out amazing and my son loved it. Would for sure do this again. 
So it is simply called fizzing planets. You mix a little bit of water in baking soda and add food coloring to color it like the planet you choose. I went by a simple google picture to color the planets and then I realized I got some wrong but we also had a book to look at and read to see some real colors.  Once you make your planets let them cry for a couple of hours. You can place them in the freezer to speed this up. 

Then slowly pour vinegar over the planets to see them fizz! It started to look like a Galaxy then in the end it ended up looking like one big planet.

So neat!