ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Rainbow Activities

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Rainbow Activities

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Today's Saturday Special is all about Rainbows!

To get started, we suggest checking out The Virtual Vine's Rainbow Unit.

Shannon at Fly to My Window, send us this fun layed rainbow, what a fun way to end a thematic day, by eating all the colors!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings has an idea for a healthy Taste the Rainbow kabob!

Just for Fun shares instructions for making a colorful Rainbow in a Jar.

No Time for Flashcards explains the step by step instructions for making a Marshmellow Rainbow.

5 Minutes for Books has a rainbow book & rainbow ring craft idea perfect for toddlers.

Make & Takes explores the science of mixing colors with Making a Rainbow Connection.

5 Orange Potatoes posted a bright rainbow window hanging project.

& a fun Melting Rainbows experiment & painting project!

Max & Ellie wrote about a wonderful unit on rainbows including: rainbow cookies, rainbow books, rainbow songs, projects, links, and more.

Here We Are Together put together some beautiful, rainbow colored, suncatchers.

Preschool Daze has created an elaborate, collaged color wheel! Looks like it would be loads of fun for a group of kids to work on together.

Kristen from Mrs. Home Ec focused on rainbows for a week with her children. One of her clever ideas was to make a marker rainbow by taping all of the markers together.

The Magic Onion submitted her Rainbow of Flowers post & poem. It has lovely pictures and will encourage you to help your child appreciate the rainbow of colors in the beauty of nature.
Make a rainbow book, Gretchen at the Kelly Clan make color books out of inexpensive chipboard shape books that were painted and then give a simple label such as green car. They also made fruit loop rainbows and necklaces that day.


  1. Hi, I'm so excited to be included in your Rainbow post, but your link doesn't link to my Rainbow of Flowers post but instead to another blog altogether. This is the link to my Rainbow of Flowers post...
    Hope you can fix it.
    Lovely post on Rainbows... so much for us to try.
    Kind regards/

  2. I love, love these ideas. This site is so incredible and such a fantastic resource!! I love that there are so many amazing parents sharing ideas out there!

  3. These are awesome activities. I'm off to go check out the links!

  4. I have been so lost trying to come up with ideas! You blog site is just the motivation I needed to get my pre-school in gear! Thanks for posting...