A great texture to feel on your hands, face, and feet… and it also provides a great opportunity to work on pouring and cleaning up!
But best of all, it is FUN!
D helped me choose some items around the house that were tiny. It consisted mostly of small farm type of animals, a few cars, and some small fish. He then helped me put it into the bowl of rice and hide it. He had fun then trying to dig all the items out. For A, since she is still young, we let the animal feet show a tiny bit so she knew that they were there and she could easily get to them while still enjoying the benefit of feeling the texture of rice.
This activity kept the kids busy (with me…) for an hour and they both thoroughly enjoyed it.