Child-Led Sensory Play with Rice

Have your kids tried sensory play with rice? It’s even more interesting when you let them lead the activity!

Child-Led Sensory Play with Rice

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We are taking part in a blogger challenge set by our friends at Little Bins for Little Hands, encouraging sensory play with rice for children. So here were our instructions for the challenge:

“Invite your child to explore a simple brown or white rice sensory bin as they choose. Please keep it as child led as possible.”

Well, OK! So I poured some brown rice into a large glass dish. At first my son went in with his hands.

Child-Led Sensory Play with Rice

It wasn’t a complete surprise when shortly afterwards he went off and got a digger and train cargo car. Lots of scooping and pouring and action!

Child-Led Sensory Play with Rice

At one point he took quite a bit of interest in the photos I was taking, so I got his new camera that he just received for his birthday a few weeks ago. Here’s the best of his photos – very arty. Ahem.

Child-Led Sensory Play with Rice

He played with the rice sensory bin for quite some time, adding more trains to the rice.

Child-Led Sensory Play with Rice


When he had finished playing with it, I asked him to help clean up the rice that had spilled on the floor. 😉

Child-Led Sensory Play with Rice

As far as set-up goes – you can’t beat this activity for simplicity! If you want to see what everyone else did with their rice bins, check out the links below!

Rice Sensory Bin Challenge


Little Bins For Little Hands

A Mommy’s Adventures

Creative World of Varya


Gift of Curiosity

Here Come the Girls

Kids Play Space


Life Over C’s

Life with Moore Babies


Preschool Inspirations

School Time Snippets

Squiggles and Bubbles

Still Playing School

Suzy Homeschooler

Teach Beside Me

Teach me Mommy

The Chaos and The Clutter


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