My girls have always loved playing with their rice bins. Usually it’s just plain old white rice, but today I dyed some rice for them. All you need is some rice, food coloring, and rubbing alcohol. You can do this the way I did when we dyed pasta, or you can shake it around in ziplock bags. Just stir together 1/2 cup alcohol and 10-20 drops of food coloring. Then, add it to the rice and stir or shake depending on which way you choose to do it. Spread the dyed rice onto trays lined with paper towels and allow it to dry completely.
When our rice was dry, I poured it into our sand table and added some alphabet pasta.