It is raining out as I type this, which always makes me hopeful that I may be seeing a rainbow soon. My kids love rainbows so much that my twins even had a rainbow birthday party when they were younger. So I am very excited to share some fun rainbow activities for kids. There are rainbow activities here to get your kids creating, moving and working on important skills.
These rainbow activities for kids are perfect for celebrating spring or St. Patrick’s Day. Some of the ideas will help children practice their fine motor skills while others will provide them with a fun sensory experience. If you are doing a rainbow study with your child, there are some wonderful books that can be used with a rainbow theme. A few of our favorites are A Rainbow of My Own and The Rainbow Fish.
Rainbow Activities for Kids
Color Wheel from Happy Hooligans – A color wheel is a terrific way for kids to learn about colors. In this craft, they will use paper plates and paint to create their own color wheels.
Dancing Ribbon Rings from Buggy and Buddy – These DIY ribbon rings can be used for indoor and outdoor play. Kids will have a wonderful time dancing and using their imaginations to bring these rings to life.
Rainbow Handprint Flower Pot from Mess for Less – We made this rainbow hand print flower pot with the kids and it was so easy and turned out beautifully. What a great keepsake.
Paper Rainbow Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun – This craft is easy to make with supplies that most of us have at home. Kids can practice their scissor skills while making this as well.
Scented Rainbow Science and Sensory Play from Fun-A-Day – This is not only a colorful rainbow activity, but there is a lot kids can learn here. Among other things, they will learn about color mixing and chemical reactions.
Rainbow Blowers from Kids Craft Room – Kids will have so much fun making these and playing with them. Re-use those toilet paper rolls for this colorful craft.
Sensory Rainbow with Straws from Mess for Less – My kids love playing with shaving cream. This sensory activity combines colorful straws with shaving cream.
Rainbow Walking Water Science from Schooling a Monkey – This is one of those rainbow activities for kids that combines fun with learning. Create a walking rainbow that starts out with three colors. Kids will be amazed at what happens.
Rainbow Jar from Playdough to Plato – This kids’ science activity uses many materials you have at home to create a rainbow in jar. While they create their jar, kids will be learning about the different weights of liquids.
M&M Science Rainbow from Gift of Curiosity – Your kids might not want to give up their candy to try this experiment, but they will be glad they did. They will be delighted when they watch a colorful rainbow forming from their M&M’s.
Black Glue and Salt Watercolor Rainbow from Mess for Less – The secret to the beauty of this art project is the salt. It really gives the rainbow a sense of texture. The black glue makes the colors stand out, making this rainbow super vibrant.
Rainbow Shaving Cream Gold Coin Dig from House of Burke – Kids will have a great time with this sensory activity where they can dig for coins and mix colors.
Rainbow Fruit Loop Towers from Mess for Less – In addition to helping develop fine motor skills, this rainbow activity teaches color discrimination, sorting and introduces the concepts of more and less.
It is hard not to feel happy or cheerful when doing these rainbow activities for kids. I hope these ideas chase all the clouds away!
If you are looking more fun ways to engage your kids, I highly recommend KiwiCo. As a former teacher, I was really impressed with the quality of materials found in KiwiCo. Some moms have told me that they want to do activities like I do on Mess For Less with their kids, but they just don’t have to the time to go buy all the supplies and prepare them for the activity. KiwiCo is the perfect solution. Every month your KiwiCo will focus on a particular theme like Colors, Dinosaurs or Gardening. KiwiCo offer a variety of projects ranging from crafts, imaginative play, science experiments and more.
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