This is a great sensory activity for any age! The brightly coloured rice is a great way for little ones to explore their colours, whilst working in their fine motor skills too. By pouring, scooping, spooning and sprinkling the rice, using spoons, pots, cups and their hands.


  • 2 Cups White Rice
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • Few drops of Food Colouring.


  1. Add the rice, vinegar and a few drops of food colouring to a seal-able bag.
  2. Seal the bag and using your hands mix the vinegar and food colouring into the rice until it is completely coloured.
  3. Pour the rice out onto a lined baking tray, then evenly spread it out thinly over the whole tray.
  4. Leave to dry out overnight and its ready to play with.
  5. Repeat the above for each colour of the rainbow to create rainbow rice.