Put rice in 5 different solo cups then you can make the that way as well also our kids had fun with putting them back in 10 min every day my two older ones separated the rice and they glued it to page (Bottle Bag Sensory Play)
painting like Michelangelo. Instead of just having sketching time- discover and study Michelangelo, how he hanged upside down while painting. This is also great for students struggling with fine motor hand writing. It builds strength in pincer grasp.
Had when i worked in a preschool and kids love them! I would use colored sand instead of white salt. DIY salt tray with alphabet cards. Easy to make and kids have fun smoothing out the salt after correctly making the letter