At Famokids, we know that being a parent is hard. Finding those few minutes to drink your coffee while it’s still hot, can seem nearly impossible. That’s why we are big fans of sensory play! Sensory play is a fantastic way of keeping kids engaged and occupied, all while benefiting their brain development! Sensory play stimulates your child’s senses and therefore strengthens their sensory processing abilities.
This fall, why not create some amazing sensory bins for your child! Can you guess what one of the easiest and most affordable sensory bases is? Hint, it is probably already in your pantry. Rice! To make plain white rice fall themed, all you need to do is dye it! Reds, oranges, greens, yellows…all the colors of the season!
Mix 1 cup of uncooked rice with 10-20 drops of the food coloring of your choice. Add 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar to brighten the color and let air dry.
Some great fall bin ideas:
- Create a Fall on the Farm bin with green colored rice (as seen in the pictures)
- Dye rice bright orange and add in some Halloween props
- Dye rice red, yellow, purple and orange to represent the leaves changing colors
Dye rice black, green, or purple for a spooky Halloween bin
With Famokids, you can set up a sensory play area in any room of your house and not have to worry about aesthetics or mess. Famokids play mats are waterproof and easy to clean! You will not have to worry about spills and stains, and unlike rugs, our play mats will never need to be steam cleaned! Comment below what kind of fall sensory bin would you create?
(Worry-free messy play on Famokids Play Mat)