The rice will need to be prepared, but this can be done by adding vinegar and food colouring to rice and allowing it to dry before you start the activity (Visit this Little Bins for Little Hands page to learn more). You can encourage your learner to request for “rice”, or “pour” (mand 1M-7M). You can have the different colours in different tubs to be added to a bigger tray. Allowing your learner to specify the colour they want to expand requests into two or three word requests “red rice”, or “pour blue rice”, etc. (mand 8M). You can also include targets that involve labelling the colours or receptively identifying colours, for example, “What colour?”, or “show me pink” (tact 10d; Listener responding 10b;receptively). This activity also allows for intraverbal fun fill-in around the rainbow song, “red and yellow and pink and …. “ [green] (Intraverbal 6M).
Preceding skills reference to the VB-MAPP Assessment tool:
Sundberg, M. L. (2008) Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program: The VB-MAPP. Concord, CA: AVB Press.