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I don’t know about you all, but when SPRING starts to get close I start thinking all about RAINBOWS! For this reason, March seems to be the perfect time to bring out all the RAINBOW COLOR ACTIVITIES.

Yep, it’s time for some COLOR FUN!

In this post I’m sharing a FREE Simple Activity plan all themed around rainbow color activities! This plan includes easy, hands-on ideas that you an use with your preschool and pre-k aged child this week.

DOWNLOAD: GRAB YOUR FREE COLOR ACTIVITIES PLAN HERE

Let’s dive in and take a peek at all the colorful fun! I sure hope these ideas give you some inspiration and that you have fun playing and learning alongside your little.

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LITERACY: R IS FOR RAINBOW CRAFT

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SIMPLE HOW TO:

Cut 1 inch strips of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple paper. Write a large R on a sheet of blank paper. Have your little cut paper squares from the rainbow strips then glue them on their letter R. Tadaa! Such a fun and simple color activity.

If you want t focus more on one color at a time why not made a cut paper letter craft for each color. For example Y is for Yellow, G is for Green, etc. Use only that color paper.

MATH: COLOR MATCH & COUNT

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SIMPLE HOW TO:

Draw various colored circles on a large sheet of paper (Our Favorite Large Paper Roll!). In each circle write a number. Set out a tray of rainbow colored supplies. I included a mix of counter types to offer choice (paper squares, dot stickers, magnetic letters, pom poms, dot markers). Ask your child to pick a circle, identify the number and color, then count that same color of objects to match.

Want to work on addition instead? The idea is the same just write an addition problem in each circle using just one color instead. Then have your child use the counters to represent the problem and tell how many in all.

FINE MOTOR: COLOR WORD PRE-WRITING LINES

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Write color words on a large sheet of paper. Next to each word draw a long pre-writing line (straight, zig-zag, curved). Give your child dot stickers, bingo daubers, or a marker. Have them read the color word and trace over each line from left to right with that same color.

DOWNLOAD: GRAB YOUR FREE COLOR ACTIVITIES PLAN HERE

SCIENCE: FIZZY COLOR MIXING

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SIMPLE HOW TO:

Add a layer of baking soda to the bottom of a tub or dish. Fill 2 squeeze bottles with a mixture of half vinegar and water. Add drops of food dye to each (one yellow, one blue). Squeeze the liquids over the baking soda. Watch the FIZZ appear and chat about what color blue and yellow make! This is such a fun color experiment and is sure to have your kids asking for more!

SENSORY: RAINBOW SHAVING CREAM PAINT

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Ready for some messy sensory play?

SIMPLE HOW TO:

Fill the holes of a cupcake pan with shaving cream. Add a drop of food dye to each hole and mix (rainbow colors). Set your child in the bath and give them a paintbrush. Have fun painting with rainbow shaving cream!

*If doing this activity at home I recommend sitting your littles in the bathtub or heading outside and inviting them to paint in a kiddie pool.

Read More about this Activity Here: DIY SHAVING CREAM BATH PAINT

SNACK: RAINBOW FROOT LOOP STICK

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SIMPLE HOW TO:

Set out a bowl of Froot Loops, long wooden sticks, and marshmallows. Have your child sort the Froot Loops by Color then thread them on the stick. Add a marshmallow to each end as “clouds.” 

SING & MOVE

It’s time to get up and move. This Rock Your Body to the Colors song is always a favorite!

So what do you think? Are you ready to add these color themed activities to your plans? Which activity do you think your little will enjoy the most?

CLICK HERE to grab the FREE SIMPLE COLORS ACTIVITY PLAN!

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Need even more COLOR THEMED FUN? I have a full Pre-K resource that is jam packed with color literacy and math centers, hands-on ideas, and printables. This activity pack is sure to give you plenty of ideas so that you can create a full week of color themed learning and play!

Read all about my Pre-K Color Centers and Activities pack HERE.

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