Make a colorful sensory tray Easter activity for little kids! Dyed rice in pastel colors makes this fun tray a hit with preschoolers! Add a few cups and spoons and let them explore to their heart’s content. You’re definitely going to want to try it out!
I was working on my Spring Sensory Bin for Preschoolers the other day and this activity was a byproduct of that post. You know, a happy accident of sorts. Lol…
In an effort to perfect my instructions for dying rice using liquid watercolors, well… Let’s just say that I ended up with a lot of dyed rice.
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And of course when you mix together all those colorful pastels, it totally reminds you of Easter, right?
Colorful Sensory Tray Easter Activity for Little Kids
What you’ll need
- Ziploc Bags
- Cookie Sheet
- Liquid Watercolors*
- Wax Paper
- Cups and Spoons
Here’s how to do it
- First, you’ll want to dye the rice. I put some rice in a plastic Ziploc bag, added a little bit of liquid watercolor and shook it until all of the rice was the color that I wanted. You’ll want to start with a very small amount of liquid watercolor and slowly add more until you get the desired shade. For our Colorful Sensory Tray, we used red, blue, and purple.
- Remember to double-check that the bag is completely sealed and that you’re dying enough rice to cover the bottom of your cookie sheet.
- After that, I lined the cookie sheet with wax paper and dumped the rice out onto the cookie sheet. You’ll need to spread it out some so that it dries.
- Because you’re making a few different colors of dyed rice, you’ll need to repeat the process for each color.
- When the rice is completely dry (I usually let it dry overnight), I mixed it all together and dumped it directly onto the cookie sheet.
This is going to be such a fun surprise for the little guy! He definitely loves sensory activities and I’m sure this one will be no exception. I’ll probably give him a few cups and spoons and just let him explore.
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