Rainbow activities for preschool is fitting for anytime of the year or if you are planning special rainbow activities for St. Patrick’s Day. Regardless of what season you are in with your preschooler, I am hoping these ideas inspire you in your planning of activities.
Included in this post are several ideas for planning a week of rainbow activities for your preschooler. You can use all of these ideas to plan an entire week of activities or you can pick one or two ideas. The best part is, you can download these free rainbow shape match puzzles for your little learner.
If you are searching for a completely planned out week of rainbow activities, you will love my Rainbow Activity bundle in my shop. I have put together coloring sheets, printable activities, and a week at a glance plan for you.
Handprint Rainbow Wreath
This activity is simple to complete using some colored paints and paper. Using each color of the rainbow, stamp your child’s hand on a piece of white paper, preferably cardstock. I recommend making 2-3 of each color. using a white paper plate, cut out the center so you have a ring to assemble your handprints to. When your handprints have dried, cut each handprint out and assemble them by color on paper plate ring.
You can use a piece of yarn or ribbon at the top to hang up your handprint wreath.
Rainbow Felt Garland
Rainbow felt garland is a cute way to create a decoration for your home and practice glueing skills. If you do not have felt, construction paper or painted pieces of cardboard will work just the same.
Using 3 various circle sizes, trace a circle on a piece of colored felt. Cut out the circle and cut the circle in half, creating a half circle shape. Trace and cut out your remaining 2 sizes of circles on different colors of felt.
When you have cut out your circles, layer your pieces of felt to create a rainbow. Start with the largest half circle, then the medium size, then the smallest size. When all of your rainbows are complete, affix each of them to a string or ribbon for hanging.
R is for Rainbow Letter Craft
This craft is included in my rainbow activity bundle and requires very little prep. You can also create this activity yourself by hand. Print a capital letter R on a sheet of paper and color stripes of the rainbow on the letter R. Cut it out and affix it to a blue piece of paper. Trace your child’s handprints on white construction paper and cut them out. These handprints will become the clouds at the end of the rainbow.
The printable activity in my Rainbow Activity Bundle also includes a bible verse you can use to create a bible verse ABC book.
Rainbow Colors Name Match
Rainbow color name match requires little prep. Simply write the letters of your child’s name individually on colored sheets of construction paper. You can cut your construction paper in half if you are trying to save on space and/or paper. Write the letters individually on each colored paper in order of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. If you have more than 6 letters, simply add another color like brown, pink, or white, or you can start from the beginning with red again.
Have your child line up the letters of his or her name using the rainbow as reference if needed.
Rainbow Science Fizzers
Create your own science experiment at home using handmade baking soda shapes and colored vinegar. Create your baking soda shapes using the recipe below. Color 6 cups of vinegar using food coloring. We have this set and this set of droppers for our “science” activities. This activity keeps my little one busy for hours. Tip: Purchase a couple smaller muffin tins at Dollar Tree to make plenty of baking soda fizzers.
Baking Soda Fizzy Hearts ♥️ Mix 1 cup of baking soda with 1 cup of water and mix well. Pour the mixture in to muffin pans and freeze. Pop out the shapes by running a little warm water on the backside of the muffin tin to release. I like to freeze our baking soda fizzers the night before and release them in the morning.
Rainbow Shape Match Puzzles
Rainbow activities are not complete with a rainbow shape match. Simply download this free printable and follow the instructions on the instructions page for prep. This activity has little prep involved, just printing, cutting, and optional laminating if you choose.