July 24, 2016

Kids LOVE Colored Rice! Here is an easy how to!

Planet Happy Smiles ~ Colored Rice
Kids love using their hands to explore the world they live in.  We love giving them the chance to explore a number of concepts using colored rice. Follow these easy steps to create colored rice for your class.

Planet Happy Smiles Materials
You will need food coloring, rice, vinegar, measuring tools, and either Ziploc bags or plastic container(s).

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Planet Happy Smiles Steps
First measure the rice and place it inside a Ziploc or a plastic container.  I used one cup of rice. I also used recycled containers from our favorite Chinese restaurant.
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Add the color you want and 1/2 tsp. of vinegar to each cup of rice. I have found that the more color you add, the stronger the color.
Planet Happy Smiles ~ Colored Rice
Shake, Shake, SHAKE!
My kids helped shake and mix the colors.
I added more rice while we were shaking. 
Planet Happy Smiles ~ Colored Rice
Lay out to dry. I placed paper towels on my cookie sheets and spread the rice on top.
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I would wait a day or two to let the rice dry completely.  I have never experienced it but I have heard of rice getting moldy if closed up, too soon. 

Planet Happy Smiles Enjoy
Here is the end result all mixed together.
Planet Happy Smiles ~ Colored Rice
My son could not wait to put his hands in the rice!
Planet Happy Smiles ~ Colored Rice
We hope you enjoy making colored rice for your classroom!

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Planet Happy Smiles ~ Colored Rice DIY Direction Page
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We know your students will LOVE your new rice!
Happy Teaching!

8 comments:

  1. Thank for for the step-by-step! I've never done this before so that was very useful to me! :D

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    1. Maren,
      We are so HAPPY it helped you! Keep stopping back by, we will be creating more DIY projects with direction pages. We even made a binder spine and cover so you can organize them all in one place for future reference. Have a very HAPPY week!

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    1. Thank you! Your Little Ladybug would LOVE it! Have a great week!

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  3. So fun! I bet little ones would love this! You could also make this and put it in water bottles with slips of sight words or math facts for them to find and answer for the older kiddos.

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    1. Kelly,
      Great idea! I have alphabet bottles and a sight word bottle with the rice but not a math fact bottle! Thanks so much for the idea! I will have to make one now! Have a very HAPPY day!

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  4. Love, love, love this! My son will love playing with this colorful rice! Thanks for sharing this great tip!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! Take lots of pics and share that adorable little guy. I can't wait to see. Have a very HAPPY week! Come back soon!

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