- Any magnetic or metal toy or small tool (like an Allen key)
- Magnetic Letters
- Magnetic Counting ChipFridge magnets
- Rainbow coloured rice
- Magnetic Wands
- 41 Qt, Clear Sensory Bin (Large)
- Basket to put treasure into
Making Coloured Rice
To make coloured rice you’ll need:
For each colour use 1 cup of rice, 1/2 tsp of vinegar and several drops of food colouring. Mix everything together in the ziplock. Seal it carefully and mix contents throughly. Spread parchment paper on a baking sheet and spread the coloured rice on it making sure to leave space for all the other colours. Let it dry over night.
Place all the magnetic items in the sensory bin, cover with the rainbow coloured rice and let the treasure hunting begin.
Let your toddler fish around with the wands in the rice and see what they find. This is a great opportunity to sneak in counting and letter recognition. When then pull out 5 chips, count them as she puts them into her treasure basket. If she pulls out an ‘R’ ask her what sound that letter makes (for younger toddlers model model model).
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