A Rainbow Sensory Bin

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After making my Rainbow Rice (video tutorial HERE), I just knew that I had to set up a rainbow sensory bin to put it into action. Other than the many colours to explore, I also wanted to make scooping and tipping a main objective too. Here is what I came up with…

EYFS Area Developed:

  • Physical: developing control in handling tools
  • Expressive Arts and Design: explores colour and uses tools for a purpose

I used a plastic tub that I bought a while ago. It is sold as an under-bed storage box so is quite shallow; easy for little ones to reach in to. I filled it with coloured bowls, spoons, beads and the rainbow rice. I also added in a melon baller, measuring spoons, scoops and a rake.

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Sophia spent a long time at this activity. At first she started matching the coloured beads with the coloured rainbow rice which was great!

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She then moved to scooping and pouring the rice into the different pots and mixing up the rice.

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The coloured rice mixed together made such a lovely effect.

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We both found this activity very calming, there is something so relaxing about picking up the rice and letting it fall again.

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Give this rainbow sensory bin a go and watch your little one explore colours and develop their fine motor skills!

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