Sensory play ... shmensory play!
A large bowl of rice, tons of digging, mixing, and measuring toys ... What a great fantastic brilliant idea.
And then along came eight children ...
There's not much more I can say beyond that (except that it was great fun, and great fun to watch, not that we're doing it again).
I do not have pictures of the end of this learning experience, picture a rice flinging fight between the older kids, using the dustpan and shovels as catapults.
It has been over a week and I'm still finding rice everywhere. Next time, humongous pasta noodles.