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Coloured Rice

Jogo Behaviour Support

This activity is suitable for age two years upwards

Materials Needed

  • Rice
  • White vinegar
  • Food colouring
  • Food flavouring
  • Washing-up bowl

The Activity

Put one cup of rice in a plastic sandwich bag, add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, enough food colouring to give the required colour and 1 teaspoon of food flavouring.

Tie the bag and move the contents around until the rice is fully coated in the food colouring.

Spread out the rice onto a baking paper lined cold baking tin and bake in the oven (gas mark 2) for about 30 minutes. Leave to cool.

Place in a washing-up bowl and the rice can be played with on its own or small toys can be added to the washing up bowl. Or the rice could be added to a small plastic bottle and small items could be included for the children to find.

Benefits to your child’s learning:

  • Develops their sensory language
  • Develops relaxation skills
  • Develops emotional regulation skills (able to manage frustration, anger etc.)
  • develops fine and gross motor skills needed for writing
  • Develops imagination skills (needed for problem-solving and literacy)
  • Develops observation skills

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