Sensory Rice

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Remember a few weeks ago when I shared the colored rice I made for Olivia's birthday party decor?  Well, the vases have been sitting around for a few weeks, still with their cute little candles, but I needed to make room for some Halloween decorations.

But I couldn't just get rid of the rice.  Too many ideas!  And as those fall days get colder, and we can spend less and less time outside, Lord knows I need some indoor busy-body activities.

I know I'm not the first to come up with this idea, but hopefully my tale of keeping Olivia occupied for over FOURTY-FIVE MINUTES with this one afternoon.  Hello!  You can't buy that kind of freedom and time these days!!

I used a baking sheet underneath a food storage container (to help contain the mess) and let her go.  The imagination allowed for her to practice writing letters, bake a "cake", build a castle... a hundred different things.

Then I put in some macaroni noodles, mostly for Avery to keep her busy and digging (rather than trying to eat the rice)  Those ended up being birthday candles in Liv's cake.  But just watch this video and see how stinkin' cute my baby girl is.  So proud.


Bury legos, Barbie shoes, different kinds of pasta noodles, foam pieces, anything!  Let them make a game of their own - and enjoy the quiet!  Or giggles depending on who's playing!

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meandmr.com said...

Newest follower here! I found you through the Monday Mingle! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!

Nichole said...

This is such a cute idea with the rice. I am a new follower of yours over from Mom's Monday Mingle. Would love if you could visit my blog and follow as well.


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