After a long winter, we will soon see lots of color popping up as things begin to thaw. The blooms of flowers, beautiful bright blue skies and trees waking up have us eager for spring and everything rainbow!
With spring right around the corner, it’s time to plan some awesome rainbow activities for preschoolers!
Our Favorite Rainbow Activities For Preschoolers
My favorite rainbow activities for preschoolers is all of them! LOL, I really love the rainbow. A good mix of rainbow activities is key to switching things up and keeping your preschoolers entertained.
Outdoor Rainbow Activities For Preschoolers
Getting your little ones outside is so important! Outdoor activities are always the best way to get the wiggles out and get some vitamin D.
Rainbow Soap Foam Bubbles
Every child loves playing with bubbles. If your child also loves rainbows, why not combine them? This activity is a guaranteed hit for every rainbow-loving child!
Sidewalk Glitter Paint
The only thing better than painting on the sidewalk is painting with, as my daughter says, sparkles! This activity is a guaranteed hit for any child that loves playing with sidewalk chalk.
Rainbow Ice Cube Painting
I don’t know why, but my children are obsessed with playing with ice. Just add a little color and you’re sure to give your children the opportunity to make some wonderfully unique crafts on paper or fabric!
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Indoor Rainbow Activities For Preschoolers
Springtime is unpredictable, one day it’s beautiful and the next it could be a blizzard. If you have the urge to do some rainbow activities, but it’s still chilly take a look at these!
While bleeding colors is normally a parent’s nightmare, this activity is one of the few times it isn’t. Just a simple combination of permanent and washable markers is sure to be a hit with your kids!
Sensory play is an extremely important part of every childhood. This simple, homemade activity is definitely going to be great for hours of fun!
Rainbow Tin Can Windsock
Instead of throwing away your old, empty cans, why not reuse them for craft time? Just add a little paint and ribbon and you are guaranteed to have a fun craft for your little one’s to enjoy.
Crafty Rainbow Activities For Preschoolers
Get crafty with these fun rainbow activities for preschoolers!
Paper Strip Rainbows
Simple activities are a must-have for parents in order to avoid extra stress. This simple activity is a guaranteed hit with our children with some basic household supplies!
Celery Stamp Rainbow Fish
Using vegetables to replace craft supplies is never any parent’s first thought. This creative idea is sure to produce some very unique fish.
Rainbow Eggshell Mosiac
Another sensory activity is never a bad idea. Letting your children play with the leftover eggshells from your meals is a fantastic way to keep your children happy and learning about the world.
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Educational Rainbow Activities For Preschoolers
Teaching is a great way for preschoolers to learn a bit of the science behind rainbows!
Grow a Rainbow
If you want to blow your child’s mind, check out this activity. Just some markers, paper towels, and water is a sure way to amuse your child while showing them more about the world.
How to Make a Rainbow
Making rainbows doesn’t have to be restricted to paper or fabric. Buying a relatively cheap prism of any kind is a great way to show your children how rainbows are actually formed.
While children love playing with bubbles, adding some color can only make it better. This great activity also lays the foundation for explaining chemical reactions.
Fine-Motor Rainbow Activities For Preschoolers
The development of fine motor skills is so important for preschoolers because it is the building block of learning to control a pencil and have strong hand and wrist muscles.
Build a Rainbow
While it is important to help your little ones develop, they aren’t always the most accepting of your help. This simple bead activity is a fantastic way to keep your kids engaged while helping them work on fine motor skills and pattern recognition.
While our children continue their developmental journey, we are always looking for ways to help them progress. This simple weaving activity is another great activity that will help your child develop their fine motor skills.
One of the best ways to keep your kids learning is to combine multiple different areas at once. This activity is a fantastic way to work on color recognition as well as work on their fine motor skills.
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Hands-On Rainbow Activities For Preschoolers
We all know that little ones just love to jump in and get their hands (and sometimes their entire body) messy! These are the perfect activities for those times!
Rainbow Sensory Play
While rainbows can be lots of fun, they aren’t easy to touch. Adding some shaving cream clouds and you have an amazing sensory play experience.
Spaghetti doesn’t have to just be food. With a little food coloring, it can be a amazing and fun playing experience.
Gooey and sticky are exactly what every preschooler loves. With a little color, you can turn a regular slime play day into a colorful and fun-filled experience.
Easy Rainbow Activities For Preschoolers
Sometimes you just need something that is easy to put together!
Rainbow Paper Plate Tambourine
While there isn’t always an abundance of time at your disposal, that doesn’t always mean you can’t put together a fun activity. This activity is a great and easy one for you and your little ones to do together.
Rainbow Cotton Ball Painting
I have to say that I love this craft. It is such a fun and easy way to let your children express themselves.
DIY Rainbow Marker
This activity is amazing. It is a easy way to have our little ones have fun while working on their fine motor skills.
Frequently Asked Questions About Rainbow Activities For Preschoolers
One thing I love about rainbows is that they are so versatile for different lessons, crafts, hands-on activities, etc.
How do I teach preschoolers about rainbows?
Teaching rainbows to children is fun because most preschoolers are fascinated by them, but how do you teach about rainbows?
By using a combination of crafts, hands-on, and simple science activities you can easily teach your preschooler about rainbows.
How are rainbow activities for preschoolers beneficial?
Rainbow activities are beneficial for preschoolers because they help to identify different colors and allow them to ask questions. Rainbow activities also allow preschoolers to refine different skills like creativity, fine motor, gross motor, sorting, categorizing, etc.
I love that there are so many great activity options for rainbows. With spring right around the corner, you will have lots of opportunities to explore rainbows.
What activities are you planning on doing? Let me know in the comments below!
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