Rainbow themed activities

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.

So many ideas for a rainbow theme unit: rainbow activities for maths, literacy, art, crafts, sensory play, fine motor skills and more. Plus free printables.Rainbow theme activities :: Rainbow Play Station

I’ve gathered together all our rainbow themed activities in one place, to make it easy for you to dive into our archive and use the ideas with your own children. Click through on the links below to see all the how-tos.

Great set up for a rainbow theme unit, with ideas for rainbow activities including maths, literacy, art, sensory play, and free printables.

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.

rainbow themed maths activities + a whole unti of rainbow play ideas

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 themed literacy activities

Rainbow literacy activities

A collection of rainbow themed literacy activities

Free printable rainbow journal pages

Rainbow words to learn spellings

Rainbow salt tray writing

Beautiful rainbow handprint wreath craft, plus a whole unit of rainbow-themed activities

Rainbow art and crafts

Rainbow art handprint wreath

Rainbow finger painting

Rainbow necklaces

Painting rainbows

Such hands-on fun! Rainbow art shaving foam sensory play ideas.

Rainbow sensory play

Rainbow sensory tub

St. Patrick’s Day play dough

Shaving foam rainbows

fine motor skills rainbow craft

Rainbow fine motor skills activities

Rainbow necklaces

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