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Coloured Rice

We have been exploring shape, space and measure recently. Mrs Cantillon brought in some rice to do an activity. She explained to the children that they were going to choose a paint colour, put some rice in a bag using a spoon and mix the paint and rice together.


The children put the rice and paint into the bag, closed the bag and mixed the rice and paint together by rubbing their hands together and rolling the bag onto the table. They then tipped the rice into the tray and waited for it to dry.


When the rice had dried, the children mixed it with the other coloured rice and played with it in the large tuff tray. They used the scales and different sized containers to explore the rice using mathematical language.