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Rainbow Activity – Easy Set Up for Learning Colors

rainbow activity using dot stickers also have free printable dot the rainbow activity

This Rainbow Activity is super simple to set up! Use dot stickers on cardboard or grab our free dot-the-rainbow printable worksheet! Keep reading to get it!

Color Recognition and Fine Motor Skills Collide with This Rainbow Activity!

For obvious reasons, this DIY rainbow activity is great for learning and matching colors! A rainbow and a pack of a colorful dot stickers is a great way to display the many colors we see!

What may not be so obvious is how good this activity is for fine motor skills! Fine motor skills involve the strengthening of the muscles in the hands and fingers, and peeling and placing stickers down is a great way to practice those skills! 

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rainbow activity using dot stickers also have free printable dot the rainbow activity

A Budget Friendly Rainbow Activity 

There’s no need to go out and buy a fancy puzzle to practice learning colors and matching them! A piece of cardboard will do just fine as a makeshift puzzle board and affordable dot stickers can be used just like puzzle pieces!

Of course, if you want that fancy puzzle, go for it! There are lots of fun color-focused gifts that I’ve shared below!

 

A Budget Friendly Rainbow Activity 

There’s no need to go out and buy a fancy puzzle to practice learning colors and matching them! A piece of cardboard will do just fine as a makeshift puzzle board and affordable dot stickers can be used just like puzzle pieces!

Of course, if you want that fancy puzzle, go for it! There are lots of fun color-focused gifts that I’ve shared below!

 

rainbow activity using dot stickers also have free printable dot the rainbow activity

Our Free Dot-the-Rainbow Printable Activity!

Skip the cardboard altogether and grab our free printable rainbow activity. You can use dot markers, dot stickers, paint and cotton balls, or simply color in the dots with crayon! There are lots of ways you can play and learn with this worksheet.

Our color matching game using cotton swabs is a great compliment to this activity and it also comes with a free printable to make set-up even easier for grown ups!

We have lots of other fun hands on activities for learning colors. Be sure to check out our comprehensive list

And when your kiddo is ready to dive into color mixing, you’ll have to check out another one of our free printables which has 5 creative ways to explore color mixing

 

 

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Draw an outline of a rainbow on the cardboard. 

Step 2

Grab the stickers and have the kids complete the rainbow by adding in the various colors. 

Step 1

Draw an outline of a rainbow on the cardboard. 

Step 2

Grab the stickers and have the kids complete the rainbow by adding in the various colors.

Why Playing With Stickers is Great

I think this rainbow activity really stands out because it’s the perfect combination of fine motor skills and color fun. The kids will use their finger and hand muscles to take the stickers off and then their hand-eye coordination to put the stickers on the cardboard.

This takes patience, skills, and the ability to think ahead so that they can create the rainbow from start to finish.

As they’re creating the rainbow, this is also a great time to talk about the colors and the names to develop vocabulary and language skills. 

rainbow activity using dot stickers also have free printable dot the rainbow activity
rainbow activity using dot stickers also have free printable dot the rainbow activity

Why Playing With Stickers is Great

I think this rainbow activity really stands out because it’s the perfect combination of fine motor skills and color fun. The kids will use their finger and hand muscles to take the stickers off and then their hand-eye coordination to put the stickers on the cardboard.

This takes patience, skills, and the ability to think ahead so that they can create the rainbow from start to finish.

As they’re creating the rainbow, this is also a great time to talk about the colors and the names to develop vocabulary and language skills. 

More Ways to Explore Colors

Here are more color and rainbow activities that make great gifts!

Color Sorting Rainbow

Transfer pom poms or balls to color sort this rainbow! If you use tongs it is great for fine motor skills too! (Caution: small parts!)

Wooden Rainbow Stacker

This wooden rainbow stacker is  not only great for color sorting, it is also a fantastic open-ended play toy!

Color Sorting Maze

This wooden board has a magnetic wand and beads that can be sorted based on color! Great for fine motor skills too!

Color Sort the Objects

This game is a great way to learn color recognition while strengthening language development.

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