Tutus and Tea Parties: Halloween Sensory Play | Candy Corn Sensory Seek

Monday, September 17, 2012

Halloween Sensory Play | Candy Corn Sensory Seek

Who doesn't love a good game of hide & seek? With October fast approaching I thought I'd share a fun sensory play game to play with your little one.

  • Box/Bag of White Rice (I used just about 2 boxes)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Food Coloring (red & yellow)
  • Large Zip Bag
  • Sensory Table/Water Table/Bucket/Storage Bin...anything really!
  • Candy Corn (the yellow, orange & white kind)
  • Cookie Sheet
You will be separating your rice so you can make 2 colors (since the rice is already white, you won't need to do anything to it for the white color...obviously). I'd say I used about 3-4 cups of rice for each color.

To dye the rice, just pour your rice into a zip bag, add a splash of rubbing alcohol and a few drops (I think I used about 8 drops of each color) of food coloring. Close the bag and have either your child or yourself shake it up! I found that to make the orange color it was best to pour the alcohol in a bowl and add the red & yellow first before pouring it into the bag. This gave it an even orange color.

Once you are done coating your rice with the color, spread it out onto a cookie sheet to dry overnight.

Now you can play! Mix the yellow, orange and white rice together in your sensory tub & add the candy corn. Bury the candy corn so it's not visible. You can leave some peaking out for starters.

We used an egg carton to collect all the candy corn Bug found.

 She doesn't look too thrilled here, but I promise she was!


  1. Thank you so much for linking this up to Homeschooling on the Cheap! I love this a lot!! I'm featuring you on my Facebook/Twitter accts right now!

    Have a super week! Stop back in Thursday morning and link up more of your awesome ideas!


    1. I"m back! Congrats! You were one of the most clicked links! We all love this post!

      Have a super week and stop over to see your feature and link up more of your awesome kid friendly ideas!


  2. This is a great idea. My 5 year old would love this. I am excited about fall I always seem to get more crafty during the fall. I am glad I stopped by from the Monday Mingle.
    The TT Diaries

  3. This is so cute! I just dyed my first rice a couple weeks ago and it was a hit with my daughter. This will be such a fun Halloween activity.

  4. Oh that is such a cute idea, Lauren! I'm gonna have to try this.

  5. This is such a fun idea! Thank you so much for sharing at Sunday Round Up! I hope you have a great week!,

    -Kayla :)

  6. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!


  7. Looks like fun! I featured this in the Kids Co-Op this week:



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