Rice is probably one of the most loved, cheapest and easiest to prepare sensory play base. Either used in it’s dry form or cooked, white or colored, rice is the perfect filler for sensory bins, bottles or bags! Here are 33 rice based sensory play ideas to get you started!
Start with our yummy Apple Spiced Rice Sensory Bin.
Go on a letter hunt in this Spell Your Name Sensory Bin filled with rice.
Mini Eye Spy Bottles are perfect to bring with you when you are out and about.
Learn how to make really Vibrant Colored Rice for sensory play.
Simply fill a bin with rice and let the kids play.
Enjoy a game of I Spy in this Sensory Bin which is perfect for your little hooligans.
Raid your kid’s puzzle drawer to set up this rice based Letters Sensory Bin.
Make music with rice when you use it as a filling in DIY Rainsticks.
Decorate a cute Fish Bowl Craft with a rice filled sea bed.
Enjoy playing in the dark with bright Neon Rice.
Fill an Eye Spy Bottle with Rainbow Rice.
Make and play with rice that is all the colors of the rainbow.
Serve Hot Chocolate Rice in a pretend cafe.
Explore the scents and colors of autumn in this large sensory tub.
Mix up and play with rice in the colors of your nation.
Calm down at bedtime with a Lavender Scented Sensory Tub.
Enjoy scooping, pouring and transferring in this Winter sparkly sensory bin.
Did you know that you can dye rice with kool-aid?
Rice is an ideal base for some Mini Animal Habitat Sensory Play.
Perfect red and white sensory base to use for Christmas or Valentine’s day!
Cheer up an upset child with this Calming Find it Game.
A rice based Christmas sensory bin perfect for fine motor practice too.
You can make gingerbread scented sensory bin for Christmas too!
Lemon scented rice is perfect for setting up a pretend Lemonade Stand.
A big Rice Sensory Tub filled with the scents of summer.
Fill a Winter Sensory Counting Table with snowy rice.
Adding Eucalyptus to your rice is great for you kids to play with when they are full of a cold.
Greet Spring with themed sensory bin!
Turn your sensory bin into pretend play ocean!
Add some ice to your rice in this Little Blue and Little Yellow book themed sensory play.
There are lots of opportunities for open-ended play in this Apple Cinnamon Sensory Rice.
Make Rice Dance with this sensory science experiment.
Go on a Rainbow Rice Hunt in this sensory bin.
Celebrate coming of the fall season with pumpkin scented sensory bin!
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Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts and crafts ideas for her sons Liam (7), Freddie (5), and Bella (3) to do together.