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rainbow rice treasure box - my toddlers loved hunting for the gold and shamrocks

Make It: St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Treasure Box

Surprise! You’re getting a twofer today. Since our Midweek Musing is a little light (What can I say? I just wasn’t in the mood to go heavy), I wanted to also stop in and quickly share this fun St. Paddy’s Day activity I put together for eHow.

Sensory boxes are nothing new around here, and the rainbow variety has long been a classic.  But what makes this version special is what can be found at the bottom of the rainbow – shamrocks and leprechaun gold, of course.  Pop over here for all the cheerful details.

Question of the Day

Did you celebrate St. Paddy’s Day more before kids (pubs and green beer) or after (rainbows and pinching)?

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Nicole March 7, 2013 at 9:14 am

This is one of my favorite sensory box activities! Thanks for the easy steps and tip about using the rice bags as barriers for the initial presentation! We put a plastic table cloth down under our sensory table and it makes for a simple clean up since the rice slides right off and back into the container! :)

To answer the question of the day…our college pub crawls were pretty fun, but we also enjoy the rainbows and hunting for gold coins! I think we still celebrate the same amount we just remember a little more about our day ;) !!!

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Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 12:58 am

How fun! Tomorrow I will have to make a trip to the store for a container, some rice, shamrocks and gold pieces! Totally doable!

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Emma March 15, 2013 at 7:42 pm

We tried this today and my kids absolutely LOVED it. Thanks!!

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Emma March 15, 2013 at 7:42 pm

We tried this today and my kids absolutely LOVED it. Thanks!!

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Carrie April 18, 2013 at 10:53 am

Hi!
Made this for my 5 year son. He has autism and some sensory issues as well so this was a big hit! Easy to make and apart from using too much vinegar for the 1st color it turned out great. We put little figures in there as well & he had fun hiding them or jumping into the box. Sooooo cool!!!!
Thanks for the awesome idea!
Carrie

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Laura Peterson February 25, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Wow! Great idea! My kids would love this. I’m going to have to try it.

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