Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fun Spring Activity

Looking for a fun, inexpensive, and easy spring activity to do with your kids?  We made some colored rice to play with the other day and it was a huge hit.  * Warning: when your kids play with rice it will likely end up everywhere but it's worth it!*

Easy Colored Rice Recipe (kids can help with every step except the hot water):
1)  Put 2 cups of rice in a plastic bag.
2)  In a bowl, pour in 1 package of kool-aid and enough hot water to dissolve the kool-aid (about 1/4 a cup or less).
3)  Pour the kool-aid into the rice bag.  Seal, and mix it together with your hands.
4)  Pour the colored rice onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet or pan and use a spoon to even it out into one layer of rice.
5)  Let it sit outside in the sun for about 20 minutes or until it's dry.  (If it's not sunny, this will take a couple of hours.)
6)  Scoop it off and pour it into a container.  Let your kids play!
(As you're cleaning up a huge mess on the floor afterwards, repeat to yourself, "Making this memory with my kids was totally worth it.")

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4 Responses to “Fun Spring Activity”

  1. Fun! How 'bout I send B over to play with colored rice at your house? ;)
    (P.S. Love the new header!)

  2. Hi Katie--I just found your blog from the We Are Grafted In blog. Our stories are similar! We adopted from Rwanda last year and were ready to do Uganda this year. I even travelled there to get ready for it. But now...plans have changed and we're adopting domestically with CAC too. I'd love to email with you if you want someone to walk this road with!! kab1272 (at) earthlink (dot) net. Nice to meet you!

  3. Allie, so nice to meet you! I actually was praying for you and your family while you were in Rwanda adopting your daughter. (I left some comments then but haven't stopped by in a while.) SO nice to have you here and I would absolutely love to connect. I benefitted a lot from your thoughts via your blog as we were considering Rwanda in the past. I'll email you soon. :) Happy Easter!

  4. So fun! We just did something like this a few weeks ago! The kids love it, and you're right, so worth the mess!