Shapes and Letters (also works well with wheat and salt!)
- Pour Rice in a tray with a high lip (a cake pan works nicely), just to cover bottom.
- Show your child how you can use your finger to 'draw' a shape in the rice. "Here is a circle."
- Shake the pan to coat bottom again.
- Now, it is your child's turn.
- Start with straight or curved lines, then simple shapes
- When your child is comfortable, practice letters!
- When you're done, you can still eat the rice