2) Put rice, a splash of rubbing alcohol, and a few drops of food coloring in a ziplock. I’m not sure on the exact measurements, but you can’t go wrong because the alcohol evaporates off of the rice as it dries.
1/2 tsp. of food coloring,
1 tsp of rubbing alcohol
You can also dye the rice with seasonal colors and use it in a sensory tub to search for and transfer little objects. Short on time? Check out the sensory tubs at Time for Tots.