Groovy Rice

Ideal for Toddler , Preschool/Pre-K

Young toddler boy crawling on the floor.

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to observe, explore, and describe their environment to gain understanding of people, places, and things.

Materials Needed:

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda,
  • Instant uncooked rice
  • Jar and water
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction, and 2 or more participants/players


  1. Fill jar 3/4 full with water, add food coloring if desired.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and stir with spoon.
  3. Add ¼ cup of uncooked rice.
  4. Add 1-2 tablespoons of white vinegar.
  5. Watch as the rice begins to groove! Have a discussion about what your child observes

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