These rainbow activities are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and young kids. This list of 20 rainbow activities and crafts has a little bit of something for everyone: arts, crafts, science and stem activities, as well as sensory activities and food activities.
You'll find plenty of things that kids can be independently (or with a little bit of setup), plus a few activities to do with kids.
Educational rainbow crafts and activities
Rainbows are a favorite with many little kids, and for good reason: they're colorful and fun!
But they are a favorite for me too. Not because they look nice, but because there is so much opportunity for learning thanks to rainbows. With these rainbow activities below, kids can:
Learn about the weather
Practice fine motor skills
Get some energy out and practice those gross motor skills
Another fun edible activity. You will need to put the fruit on yourself so your kiddos don't get hurt by the sharp skewer, but kids can practice their pattern skills, touch some new textures, and might even try a new healthy fruit!
Spark an interest in science with this Rainbow Science Experiment. Use just a few candies and water to create a beautiful rainbow. Just be careful with toddlers since these candies can be a choking hazard for really little ones!
Make a Rainbow Tunnel for kids to crawl through and enjoy the colors of the rainbow. This is a great gross motor skills activity! And be sure to check out these other indoor activities for toddlers to keep them busy and tire them out.
Since this is a blog about overcoming picky eating, I can't miss an opportunity to play with vegetables! Even if your kids refuse to eat these veggies, touchin them, playing with them, talking about their color and texture is a great sensory activity. For more fun veggie play, check out this celery painting activity!
Making this rainbow sensory bottle craft is fun, but it can also provide plenty of enjoyment and relaxation for kids. Use your favorite rainbow color sequins for this bottle! You can get 25,000 rainbow sequins here, just don't let your kids get their hands on all 25,000 at once lol
Get your kids involved in pizza night by inviting them to decorate their own rainbow pizza! This is such a good chance for them to try new foods, veggies, and flavors, and to get some sensory activities in by playing with food in a fun way!