R is for rice in preschool

The children were exploring the letter “R” by gluing rice on the red letter…

By gluing on the rice, the children are able to draw the connection of the sound of the letter “R” to something familiar, something they will remember, and something they can feel…

The “R” shape was precut for the children so they could focus on the gluing experience and the texture experience…

Rice is such a fun medium to explore…

See how to make colorful rice here!

Comments

  1. says

    Loved the colored rice too. I am going to make shakers with the children soon and I usually use rice to fill some. Coloured rice in clear plastic ‘shaker’ bottles would be great!

    • Deborah J. Stewart says

      I think you want to introduce both the capital and lower case letters to young children. You can do that through a variety of ways from making sure you print children’s name in upper and lower case to providing a print rich environment. This activity is just one of many we use to introduce letters whether it be in the capital form or lower case form. Does this answer your question?

  2. KM says

    I really would love to find the time to make some VIBRANT colorful rice!! I think I might like to play with it as much as the kids!