BOOKS! Here are a few of our FAVORITE color-themed read alouds!
RAINBOW NUMBER PUZZLES
This activity is perfect for practicing identifying numbers and building subitizing skills. Your kids will pick a rainbow half, identify the number, and find the matching number to complete the rainbow.
I don’t think it’s possible to do a rainbow color theme without making rainbow PATTERNS! I absolutely love this activity because not only do you get in some basic pattern work, but the clothespin clipping is great for working on fine motor skills.
RAINBOW BUILD IT, COUNT IT
If your kiddos love Play-Doh then will enjoy practicing number formation with these build it, count it strips. Pick a strip, identify and build the number with Play-Doh, then count out small objects to show how many and practice 1:1 correspondence.
RAINBOW NUMBER TOWERS
Identify each rainbow number then stack and build towers! Which number tower is the tallest? Which rainbow number tower is the shortest?
This activity was inspired by the adorable button shapes you can purchase at your local craft store or HERE on Amazon. These button shapes work great in math centers and are always a hit with kids! For this activity, pick a card, identify the shape, then cover it on the mat.
SORT BY COLOR
I am in LOVE with these BRIGHT colored rainbows! Set out these color mats with a bin full of colored objects for sorting. Add in fine motor tools for additional skills practice.
SPIN & FILL the RAINBOW
I think this activity is one of my absolute favorites from the set. Spin the spinner, identify the color, roll a color Play-Doh ball and fill the rainbow. Such a fun way to practice colors and work on fine motor skills
RAINBOW COLORS THEMED LITERACY IDEAS
This activity is perfect for working on basic rhyming skills. Littles will identify the word in the rainbow cloud and clip the rhyming cloud word. This activity also includes a follow-up recording sheet.
CRAYON PICK & TRACE
Time to work on identifying beginning sounds! Crayon pick and trace invites littles to pick a crayon, identify the pictures beginning sound, then color that letter in the matching crayon color!
COLOR WORDS EMERGENT READER
I love it when I can include a simple emergent reader with a theme! This book encourages littles to read the simple sentence, trace the color word, then color the picture to match. You can do it with them first that way they have color picture support to read the sentences on their own.
RAINBOW ROLL & WRITE
Working on sight words? This roll and write activity is perfect because you can write in ANY words (or letters, numbers, shapes) you choose along the top. For this activity, your child will roll the die, identify the color, then pick a column and write a word in that color. Keep going until ALL boxes are full.
RAINBOW SALT TRAY
Grab construction paper in rainbow colors then glue it together to form a rainbow strip. Add this rainbow strip of paper to a shallow tray and cover with salt. Now you have a rainbow writing tray! This activity includes letter and number cards!
MORE RAINBOW COLORS FUN!
RAINBOW SENSORY BIN
I hope this rainbow rice bin inspires you to create your very own! Dyed rice in various colors and a few rainbow loose parts makes for one inviting sensory bin. Let your littles explore as is or tie-in some academics by throwing in letters, numbers, shapes, and MORE!
RAINBOW PAINTED TOAST
Have you ever painted toast? My girls absolutely love painting and eating their masterpieces. For this one, set out a few cups of milk mixed with food dye. You’ll need one in each rainbow color. Then give your little a CLEAN paintbrush and invite them to make a rainbow on a piece of white bread. Then TOAST in the toaster (if too wet in the oven) and eat! SO MUCH FUN!
POMPOM RAINBOW CRAFT
This prep for this craft is pretty simple and it’s perfect for little hands! Cut paper plates in half. Set them out with rainbow color paint and tools for dabbing. I like to use a cotton ball stuck on a clothespin. Then, invite your little to create the rainbow on the plate. Add cotton ball clouds to each end and let dry. Hand and display or pair with a follow-up writing activity.
AHHHHH I can’t wait to pull these activities out with my girls and get started. You can find the COMPLETE RAINBOW COLORS THEMED SET HERE (yes there’s more than just THIS!) and check it out for yourself.
What activity in this post is your favorite? Tell me below.