Rainbow Activities for Toddlers & Kids
Posted by September 20, 2012 10 Commentson
With spring arriving here in Australia I thought it would be a good time to collate and share some of my favourite rainbow theme activities that we have done here on learning4kids. I think rainbows would have to be one of my most favourite themes and I hope to continue to add to this collection. SCIENCE FUN: ABSORPTION AND MAKING RAINBOW ROSES Placing white roses into coloured water is a great science activity to demonstrate absorption. Children will be amazed and excited to see the changes developing in the petals of the flowers. Read more… MAKE YOUR OWN SALT DOUGH RAINBOW Making your own Salt Dough Rainbow is a great way of creating a homemade toy for your child to play with. Shaping the salt dough into a rainbow and cooking it hardens the dough, which then can be painted and used as a toy. The salt dough rainbow acts a bit like a puzzle where children are required to reconstruct and put the rainbow back together by looking at the shape and size of the coloured arches. Read more…. RAINBOW SALT TRAY A Rainbow Salt Tray is a great activity for kids of all ages. Why would you need crayons, textas, pencils and paper to draw when you can have more fun with a Rainbow Salt Tray? Read more here SENSORY PLAY WITH RAINBOW JELLY Ooey, gooey, slushy and messy! A fun sensory experience playing with Rainbow Jelly, read more here RAINBOW COLLAGE Adding a little bit of this and a little bit of that to create a rainbow collage! Read more here PIPE CLEANER RAINBOW A gorgeous little craft activity to create a 3 dimensional rainbow! Read more here FRUITY LOOPY RAINBOW All the colours of the rainbow in a box of breakfast cereal! Kids will have so much fun creating a rainbow using Froot Loops while sneaking one or two in the mouth. Read more here RAINBOW SENSORY RICE BAGS Bright, colourful, no mess and fun – sensory play with rainbow coloured rice in zip lock bags. Read more here RAINBOW RICE IN A CUP Make your very own rainbows in a cup using coloured rice. Read more here RAINBOW RICE & BOTTLE TOPS Using Rainbow Rice and Bottle Tops to create an open-ended, unstructured activity and see what the kids create while playing with these props. Read more here PAPER PLATE RAINBOW Using simple craft materials to create a Paper Plate Rainbow! Kids will enjoy swishing the rainbow through the air while listening to their favourite rainbow songs. Read more here PAINT A RAINBOW Getting the paints out to explore the colours of the rainbow and sing your favourite rainbow songs as you paint away. Read more here PUFFY PAINT Make a rainbow using Homemade Puffy Paint. For the full recipe and instructions click here…. Enjoy the rainbow activities!!