What Works For Me 44/365 Rice!Posted: February 15, 2012
Wow! I made myself (and my pre-schoolers) a big batch of coloured rice this week and created a sensory tub with rice, cars and lots of black plastic bottle tops. I needn’t have bothered with the cars because they were soon abandoned for rice and bottle tops. The rice was scooped, swept, poured, sprinkled, measured and shaken. There was a child who chose to walk across it repeatedly in bare feet and another who experimented by pouring it over another child’s hair – just a bit unfortunate that it was a child with “cornrows” in her hair. It all added up to an amazing day. During the afternoon I brought it outside so a lot more play happened and then they swept with brooms and a dustpan and brush. They did not get tired of sweeping and wanted to try all types of brooms and brushes. I have put it aside for now but we’ve already had a request to make shakers so I’ll be planning to let that happen next week.