It's easy and cheap to create this sensory experience for pre school children and you'll be surprised by how long it will keep them occupied. Scooping, moving and picking up the lentils will also help develop fine motor skills.
We've used dried lentils and rice in this activity but you could also experiment with dried pasta, beans or other small dry items. If very young children are involved, remember to keep a close eye on them all the time to make sure they don't eat or try to swallow the small items.
: 20 minutes
: Under 5's
#Fine Motor Skills
There's an interesting contrast in colour, shape and texture with the red lentils and brown rice
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