Here’s a collection of rainbow-themed activities including maths, literacy, art, craft and sensory play. Plus a free set of rainbow journal printables you can download to use with your children.
Rainbow Play Station
All the activities listed are part of our rainbow play station, which is a pick-and-mix, self-serve style collection of materials and play ideas. It covers a range of topics and means the children can pick what they want to explore. In addition to the ideas listed below, the Rainbow Play Station includes:
:: information books on rainbows, colour/light science and art colour theory.
:: story books with a rainbow theme, including Rainbow Crow by Nancy Van Laan and The Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo.
:: a selection of loose parts in rainbow colours: Spielgaben wooden tiles and rings, stacking cups, homegrown pumpkins in rainbow shades!
:: a selection of craft materials including paper, card, felt and tissue paper in rainbow colours, wooden clothes pegs, perhaps for making peg dolly puppets
:: a selection of writing/drawing materials in rainbow colours, including chalks, wax crayons, water colour pencils.
Offering a range of different papers, pens and pencils in the rainbow colours invites children to try out a few and compare how they are different and how they are similar.
A complete resource of Rainbow Fun
The easiest way for you to set up a whole rainbow-themed program is to download our Rainbow Fun resources. This will give you everything you need to plan a program of art projects, science experiments, recipes, games and songs, all with a rainbow theme. Come and take a look!
Rainbow maths activities
Rainbow colour sorting and matching games
A collection of rainbow maths activities, including number recognition, addition, subraction, maths facts and number lines.
Rainbow literacy activities
A collection of rainbow themed literacy activities