Christmas Rice Recipe

December 18, 2017
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Making Christmas rice is really simple and lots of fun for kids!

Rice makes a a great play material. It is less messy than play sand, and you only need a few common kitchen items to make it.  Kids will play for hours, and this sensory rice will leave your entire home smelling just like Christmas, too!
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Christmas Rice Recipe

Optional Additions
Method
  • Begin by adding the desired amount of rice to a large, zip-seal bag.  
  • Then, add several drops of food coloring.
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  • You will want to use one bag for each color of rice that you wish to make.  
  • We used two bags to make both red and green rice.
  • Add 3-5 drops of extract to the bag, using one of your favorite holiday scents, if desired.  
  • Then, add a small amount of water
  • The water just helps to coat the rice in the food color.  
  • Seal the bags tightly, and then hand them off to your little ones to mix up.  
  • They can pound them, shake them, squeeze them, and squish them.  
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  • Once the rice is fully saturated in color leave it to dry right in the bag. Just make sure the bag is left open.
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  • After a few hours your rice will be dry and ready for play!
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This rice makes a fantastic start to a holiday sensory bin.  
  • Start with the rice in a play bin.  
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  • Then, slowly add holiday elements to extend the fun.  
  • Adding to the bin slowly is a great way to keep kids engaged.
  • The possibilities for play are endless!
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You can add whatever festive bits you might have lying around.  
Here are some ideas:
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Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!