Coloured rice or pasta is great for sensory play. You can put it inside plastic bottles and make rattles for babies (just be sure to secure the top). Rice can be sprinkled onto contact paper or pre-glued paper to make pictures or coloured macaroni can be used for threading.
What you need:
- Several empty trays or containers
- Food colouring
Put your pasta or rice into the containers (one container for each colour). Drizzle a small amount of food colouring to each container and mix through until all the rice or pasta is coated. If you are using powdered food colouring, add a small amount of water to make a liquid consistency before adding it to the pasta/rice. Leave out until the rice/pasta is dry.