Thursday, March 7, 2013

Toddler Fun - Rice Play

So the other day was miserable and rainy.  And I was "over" Play Doh.  And Chris was sick of coloring.  And we were all tired of tv, trains, books, dinosaurs, and everything.
SO I decided to let him do something messy, but not REALLY messy.

I got a tray (I think I paid all of $1 for it at Ikea, but I already had it).  I dumped a bunch of rice onto it.  That's it.  The tray mostly contained the mess and anything that ended up on the floor was easily vacuumed up.

Chris spent about an hour scooping, pouring, piling, drawing.  He employed dinosaurs and trucks, not to mention kitchen tools.  

I think next time I'm at the store, I'll pick up a bag of dry beans to create some additional textures for him to play with.

A few tips - it will get on the floor. Just vaccum.  And it's probably a good idea to use rice you don't need to eat for dinner that night.  I think toddler hands are pretty gross and I certainly had no intention of eating that stuff.


  1. I'm Co hosting the Mom's Monday Mingle and just wanted to thank you for linking up. Love this idea and i totally agree it needs to be done with rice or beans you no longer plan on using.

  2. We found your cute blog and would love to have you share your fun ideas at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party at We hope you'll drop by! Have a great week. -The Six Sisters



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