Need a quick toddler activity? Try this simple rice scoop and transfer activity!
Scoop and transfer activities are absolutely the bees knees for young toddlers. They are a perfect quick and easy activity, and my kids can’t get enough of them.
This simple rice scoop and transfer activity was so easy to put together and my daughter (24 months) is in heaven playing with it.
Setting up a rice scoop and transfer is so easy!
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- Rice (about 3 lbs worth) ours was dyed rainbow colored during this activity – learn how to dye your rice for added fun!
- Ice cube tray
- Plastic containers
The basic set up for this activity is so easy. In a large storage tub, set a plastic container of rice, an ice cube tray and some scoops.
The invitation to scoop and transfer is ready for your toddler!
I left this set up for my daughter and it’s like she was born ready for it. She knew exactly what she needed to do.
I know a set up like this looks simple, but it’s perfect for a toddler. They love the simple task of scooping rice and transferring items to an ice cube tray.
Try these tips to keep things tidy
It can be a little daunting doing messy sensory activities like this with toddlers. I get it!
The biggest tip I can give is to make sure you put the rice container and the ice cube tray in a large storage tub. “Double bagging” a sensory activity is key.
More tips? Check out one of my most popular posts on how to teach toddlers to keep sensory bins clean.
Simple activities like this pack in a lot of learning!
This might not seem like much – just moving rice around a storage container – but my toddler is learning so much here!
- Hand-eye coordination
- Fine motor skills
- Cause and effect (tipping the scoop makes the rice come out)
- Life skill – scooping an item and transferring it to another location
This is such a great quick and easy toddler activity and a go-to one in our house. Rice scoop and transfer is a weekly event!
Will you try this rice scoop and transfer with your toddler?