One rainbow color activity, five ways to play.
Ever see an idea and think that looks really fun! Only I don’t have what I need? Preschoolers can play this rainbow color activity in five different ways!
I do this a lot with cooking. I see something I want to make, get midway in, and whoops! We don’t have taco seasoning. What’s a girl to do? Substitute for something similar.
This also goes for kid’s activities.
You may not have all the things, but do you have something similar that works? 98% of the time, I bet you do! Quick setups allow for more flexibility. That is what we are here for.
Have you set this rainbow idea up yet? If not, put bluntly, you need to. It’s on heavy rotation here and a huge hit every time.
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Rainbow activities help children sort and classify.
We love color activities, and this idea here is a gem.
This is a preschool activity that grows WITH the child over the years.
As a toddler, my child learned to color sort. He moves the pieces onto the color of the rainbow and matches.
When my boys grow older, they begin to recognize which color has more or less along the line.
This is a simple play prompt that invites creativity and plays into your every day. It also makes a pretty awesome morning activity that I like to call Breakfast Invitations.
Let’s see how we can play this rainbow color activity in five ways!
When you finish, be sure to check out 35 color activities for even more fun.
Rainbow Counting Bears Color Sort
I must start with our favs, counting bears. I used these in the classroom and are pulled into play just about every day for the last five years in our home. They are the bomb. This variation is a classic and written up in rainbow color sort.
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Dot Sticker Rainbow
Scoop up your dot stickers and set this color sorting activity up pretty quickly. PRO TIP: I peel off the backing of the sticker sheet to make taking off the stickers a little easier.
Duplo Rainbow Sort
What I love about using Duplos to color sort is it almost always rolls right into free play. The bricks are sorted, then stacked. My boys extend on this simple invitation to play into thier own hands when finished, which gives me a second to clean up from breakfast and catch my breath.
Pom Pom Color Sort
Plus Plus Color Rainbow
Let’s here is for another favorite toy; Plus Plus BIG. I look for the big size because, frankly, the other puzzle pieces are just too tiny for us. A lot like the Duplos, these colored pieces lend right into new construction and imaginary play. We also take these to restaurants to hold our attention until the mean arrives.
And that’s not all! We have a few other terrific rainbow activities to keep the color sorting momentum going!
- Leprechaun Rainbow Sort
- Rainbow Paper Weaving for Kids
- DIY Rainbow Board Game
- Rainbow Valentine Hearts