Today’s gorgeous idea is by Amy from The Connection We Share.
Making fall colored rice sensory bins is a great way to bond with your children. I love this activity because it is very easy for kids to make, highly safe to play with, and demands a little creativity with role playing.
Here are some simple steps to make your own fall colored rice sensory bins.
1. Gather the Supplies
First, you need to gather the supplies for this activity. Gather some color rice, pine cones, chestnuts, cinnamon sticks. If you want it to be scented, you can also add cinnamon powder to it.
2. Dye the Rice
Since this is a fall themed sensory bin, try using browns, yellows and oranges as your color base. Use our no fail color rice recipe here!
If you like to make this scented, put in a tablespoon of cinnamon powder or pumpkin spice.
When all the rice is coated, pour the rice out into a large tub and let dry. This tub will be used to store all your rice so make sure to have a lid.
Repeat this process with different colors.
3. Add the Fun Stuff
When all your colored rice is dry, add anything fall themed like pinecones, leaves, cinnamon sticks, kernels, and chestnuts etc. Also, give your children some cups, small buckets, scoopers or even leftovers from your monthly craft box subscriptions for kids so they can really have fun with this.
Amy Lee is the blogger behind The Connection We Share. She is a tea lover, a chocolate eater and a kale chip maker but most of all, she loves spending time with her children in their backyard. When Amy is not taking pictures of her kids, she spends time creating photo albums of her family. See her Blurb review to learn how you can use your photos to make heirloom albums of your children’s childhood. You can find Amy on Facebook and Google+.