OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 2 and up
A rice and bean bin is like a portable sandbox, it can be played indoors and outdoors. If you play with the bin inside, I would recommend laying out a large sheet to place the bin on top of to make clean up that much easier!
Most kids love this activity so it's easy to make it more educational without the kids actually knowing. Here I've hid letters from a letter puzzle in the rice and beans. My client will then have to dig through the rice and beans, find the letters and then place them into their correct spot. This is great for letter recognition, visual motor skills, and exposure to sensory play. You can always use magnetic letters and place the letters on a baking sheet once found and work on sequencing. You can also practice writing the letters afterwards!