Rainbow Learning Activities

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Rainbows make me think of spring and I’m so looking forward to spring. At least, I can bring a rainbow indoors with one of these rainbow learning activities.

My daughter loves sensory bins so I still have a large box filled with colored rice for her. I’ve never colored sand before but after seeing this salt tray, I may have to give it a try.

The great thing about all of these rainbow activities is that they’re geared towards the kids and really fun to do! If you’re looking for some simple craft ideas that will have the kids loving to create on their own, this list of rainbow learning activities is perfect!

What a great way to make learning fun, add some rainbows with these rainbow learning activities

Rainbow Learning Activities

Fizzy Rainbow Science

Watch this amazing explosion of color in this fun fizzy rainbow science experiment. Kids never tire of vinegar and baking soda experiments.

Rainbow Foam Dough

Use this simple foam dough recipe to explore different colors, your kids will have tons of fun.

Rainbow Slime Recipe

Create this amazing slime recipe to experience a super colorful rainbow of slime.

Recommended Rainbow Books for Kids

Pair any of these rainbow activities with one of the amazing rainbow books your child will love.

Anytime you can combine books on the subject that you’re learning about, great things will happen! Kids love knowing that they can easily open and book and be familiar with the words that are on the pages as well.

These are just a few of our favorite rainbow books but there are so many great options out there to choose from! Open up a good book and read with your child!

The Rainbow FishThe Rainbow FishThe Rainbow FishA Rainbow of My OwnA Rainbow of My OwnA Rainbow of My OwnHow the Crayons Saved the RainbowHow the Crayons Saved the RainbowHow the Crayons Saved the RainbowAva and the Rainbow (Who Stayed)Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed)Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed)Planting a RainbowPlanting a RainbowPlanting a RainbowWhen You See a RainbowWhen You See a RainbowWhen You See a Rainbow


Rainbow Fish Play Dough Mat from Itsy Bitsy Fun 

Read the book and then bring the fish to life with play dough.

Rainbow Letter Snip Name Recognition Activity from School Time Snippets

Learn to spell your name with this letter snip rainbow activity and practice your cutting skills as well.

Disappearing Rainbow Colors Science Experiment from Learning 2 Walk

How did those colors disappear? Find out with this cool rainbow color experiment.

Rainbow Shapes and Color Matching Puzzles from Itsy Bitsy Fun

Match up the same color and rainbow shapes with this fun printable.

Pony Bead Rainbow Pattern from School Time Snippets

Learn all about patterns and practice those fine motor skills with pony beads.

Rainbow Bear Cards – Size Order from Life Over C’s

A fun printable to help order those rainbow bears by size.

Rainbow Letter Matching from Mom Inspired Life

Want to teach the alphabet in a fun way? Try this rainbow letter match activity.

Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin from Hands on as We Grow

My kids love sensory bins and you can learn from them too by adding letters.

Rainbow Bear Color Matching Game from Life Over C’s

Teach the colors with this printable rainbow bear color game.

Rainbow Salt Tray Writing from Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Who says you have to practice writing their letters on paper, try this rainbow salt tray instead for loads of fun.


See what other rainbow activities these bloggers are sharing in our monthly top ten lists.

Top 10 Rainbow Art Activities from Sugar, Spice & Glitter
Top 10 Rainbow Play Recipes from Craftulate
Top 10 Edible Rainbow Activities from Adventures of Adam
Top 10 Rainbow STEM Experiments for Kids from Little Bins for Little Hands
Top 10 Colorful Rainbow Games from Our Whimsical Days
Top 10 Fine Motor Skill Ideas Featuring Rainbows from Powerful Mothering
DIY Rainbow Puzzles from Teach Me Mommy
Top 10 Color Theory Experiments for Kids from Lemon Lime Adventures

As you can see, there are so many great rainbow learning activities for the kids! This massive list is just the start, really. Why not sit down and see how you and the kids can think of new ways to create rainbow fun in your house as well?

It’s as easy as painting a rainbow in a picture, lining up your fruit loops at breakfast, or even just drawing as many rainbows as possible with markers in a 20 second period.

Because when it comes to rainbows, more is always better!

More Rainbow Activities

Fizzy Rainbow Science


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