Rice Sensory Bin

We tried another great activity from ‘Fun at Home with Kids’, this time it was rice play.  Sensory play, as defined on pbs.orgSensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory activities and sensory tables facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. Spending time stimulating their senses helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally, physically and creatively.

Fill a tub/pan or whatever you have lying around with some rice and other fun things to explore.  I put in large uncooked noodles, a small tin, spoon, salad fork and teether.  Nora loved the feel of the rice and exploring all the treasures hidden in it.
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She’s even figuring out how to spoon the rice into the pan!_MG_8083 _MG_8085

What is this stuff??  Its so cool!
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At first I thought I got too big of a bin, Nope!  Just the right size to climb into, why not!?!_MG_8093 _MG_8095 _MG_8097

Yum, uncooked noodles!  And yes, she did eat some of the uncooked rice.
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It was a little dusty…_MG_8100 _MG_8103Nora had so much fun, we will definitely be dragging out the bin again.  I just left it filled with rice and all the goodies and slid it under the couch for next time!

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