Tuesday, October 2, 2012

{Playing Through Autumn Day 16} Halloween Rainbow Rice

Happy October! This is my absolute favorite month of the year (so I feel really lucky to have been born within it!). It's just such a feast for the senses. If you've ever happened to find yourself reading this blog, you know how much we love sensory activities in this house! L has been making the most of autumn rainbow ricesensory bottles, and cinnamon play dough, among other things, which has made our house just full of autumn-themed play opportunities. Now that we've entered October, I wanted to present her with a sensory activity with a Halloween twist, and so I give you Halloween Rainbow Rice.


I made up two huge batches of rice, one in black and one in orange. (For the method, click here.) I was so excited to come across black food coloring - I'd never seen it before, so I snatched up a bunch! You never know when you might need to color something black.  After the rice dried, I mixed it together and tossed it into L's sensory tub.


For added fun, I included some miniature jack-o-lantern buckets and some small plastic spiders. (They're hard to see in this photo, but trust me, they're there! They have managed to startle me a time or two since we started this tub!) L loves scooping the rice into the pumpkins and pouring it out - such a fun and simple activity!


Has Halloween play started yet in your house? What kind of fun Halloween activities are you doing?

8 comments:

  1. Love the way the rice looks died in black and orange! Your daughter seems to be having so much fun scooping and pouring it too! Thanks for sharing a tip toe thru tuesday!

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  2. The rice looks very festive. The sensory bin is great. Thanks for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3.

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  3. Wow this is brilliant. Going to share it with my friend who is arranging a halloween party

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  4. Wow that looks so vibrant and fun! Thanks for sharing on Hey Mom, Look What I Did!

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  5. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Tots. I am featuring your post this week on In Lieu of Preschool: http://inlieuofpreschool.blogspot.com/2012/10/its-halloween-on-tuesday-tots.html Off to pin now! Thanks again for sharing!! :)

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  6. What size is your sensory tub? It looks huge. I'm not sure what size would work best for my almost 3 year old. P.S. I'm very excited my daughter's birthday is in October too! I love this month!

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    1. I actually have several tubs of different sizes, but the one shown here is just a medium (ish) plastic storage container with the lid taken off. We have it set up on an old coffee table in the tot's playroom.

      October babies are the best! :)

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