One of our parents dyed lots of rice for us. The children have enjoyed exploring the rice. They have used their hands to make marks in the rice, filled bowls using their hands and spoons, listened to the sound it makes as they let it fall from their hands, experimenting with holding their hands higher and lower and seeing how the sound changes.
They have taken it in to the home corner and used it in their role play. Feeding the dolls and different animals.