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Preschool Rainbow Activities for Spring. #rainbows #preschool #kindergarten #springpreschool #preschoolmath #preschoolcrafts #counting

Are you ready for some amazingly fun spring Rainbow Activities? We are! After all of the white and brown this winter, we are ready for all of the colors of spring.

Rainbows are one of my favorite spring themes, because they are so bright and happy. This rainbow activities preschool unit has crafts and hands-on learning while covering important preschool skills.

Ready to see the ideas we are working on? They’re coming up next, and if you want to use them yourself, just click on the image at the bottom to get them for your little learners.

Preschool Rainbow Activities

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Rainbow Math Activities

Beginning math concepts for preschoolers will be a blast with these hands – on rainbow activities.

Preschool Rainbow Counting Activities for Spring - Rainbow 10 Frames. #preschool #counting #10frames #playdoh #springpreschool #rainbows

Rainbow 10 Frames Counting

Rainbow playdough is one of the best things ever!! We use that idea here to count and fill out our 10 frames. You can make your own playdough or buy a set here.

Preschool Rainbow Theme Activities - Rainbow Roll and Count Spring Math Fun. #preschool #preschoolmath #counting #rainbows #springpreschool

Rainbow Roll & Count Game

This awesome rainbow activity doubles as counting and color practice.

First, you’ll want to find the perfect manipulatives. We used our favorite Rainbow Colored Counting Bears, but you could also use buttons, cereal, cars or whatever else you can think of.

Then, roll the dice, count the dots, and place that many bears on the matching color strip.

Rainbow Subitizing Puzzles for Preschool or Kindergarten #preschool #counting #subitizing #kindergartenmath #rainbows

Rainbow Pencil Subitizing Puzzles

Get some great counting practice in with these rainbow subitizing puzzles. Children will have to make the numbers 1-10 several different ways to get all of the pieces of the puzzle together.

Making 10 Preschool Math Game #planningplaytime #preschoolactivities #rainbows #preschoolprintables #playbased #preschoolworksheets #mathactivities

Making 10 Rainbows

We love this idea for helping kids practice the early math skill of Making 10. It is part of the kindergarten common core standards, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. If you don’t have rainbow mini erasers, try using colorful buttons to go with the clouds.

Preschool Rainbow Counting Activity for Kids. #preschool #preschoolmath #counting #rainbows #springpreschool

Rainbow Count & Clip Activity

This rainbow counting activity can be used in a variety of ways.

  • Simple version – Color dots on clothespins to match the numbers around the rainbow. Have the children count the dots and clip them onto the correct numbers.
  • Advanced version – Write addition problems or missing number sequences on the pins. The children will have to solve the math question before clipping the pin onto the correct number.
Preschool Rainbow Activities

Rainbow Preschool Literacy Activities and Crafts

Preschool Rainbow Activities - Name Writing Practice. #preschool #rainbowcraft #preschoolcraft #namecraft #rainbows

Rainbow Name Writing Practice

Learning to write your name is a great skill, but it can be a bit tricky. This is a fantastic way to get in some extra practice. Just write your name down the rainbow.

Rainbow Games for Preschool - Letter or Number Sorting #planningplaytime #preschoolactivities #rainbows #preschoolprintables #playbased #preschoolworksheets

Letter or Number Sorting Rainbows

Learning to recognize numbers and letters is a great preschool skill. We used our favorite rainbow mini erasers for this activity, but colored pom poms, buttons or other manipulatives.

Preschool Rainbow Activities - Roll & Fill Rainbow Letters #planningplaytime #preschoolactivities #rainbows #preschoolprintables #playbased #preschoolworksheets

Rainbow Letters – Roll and Fill

This activity is a mashup of so many preschool skills. We’re working on:

  • Letter Recognition and Formation
  • Counting and Subitizing
  • Color Matching
  • Fine Motor Skills

Rainbow Letter Matching

Letter recognition and matching is another important preschool skill. For this fun activity the kids will get to find the missing cloud and attach it to their rainbow. You’ll need the Rainbow Printables and we used these Velcro dots.

Preschool Rainbow Activities

Rainbow Preschool Crafts

Rainbow Craft for Preschool - Color Sorting #planningplaytime #preschoolactivities #rainbows #preschoolprintables #playbased #preschoolworksheets #rainbowcrafts

Rainbow Craft – Color Sorting

We love this fun rainbow craft, and you can do it as a take home or slide the buttons on and off for a repeat color exercise. Don’t be limited to buttons either. Other options you can use to fill the rainbow include:

  • Rainbow Cereal
  • Pom Poms
  • Shredded Paper
Preschool Rainbow Craft - Salt Painting Process Art. #rainbowcrafts #saltpainting #processart #preschool #springpreschool #rainbows

Rainbow Process Art – Glue Practice

Salt painting process art is one of our favorite preschool crafts. All of my kids love it! You’ll need the printable template, liquid glue, salt, and liquid watercolors. You can buy liquid watercolors here, or make your own using the recipe below.

To Make Liquid Watercolors:

  1. Pour 2-3 teaspoons of water in a small jar.
  2. Add 5-10 drops of food coloring to get the desired color. For darker, more distinct colors, use more food coloring.

More Rainbow Preschool Activities and Centers

Variety is critical when teaching a classroom of young preschoolers. Here are a few more preschool rainbow printables you can use in your math centers or small groups.

Rainbow Pattern Cards Activity for Preschool. #preschool #rainbow #preschoolpatterns #funlearning

Rainbow Craft Stick Patterns

Kids need to be able to recognize and re-create patterns. For this fun activity, the children get to imitate a rainbow. Using craft sticks, they mimic various rainbow color patters. Print the pattern cards here, and get your colored craft sticks here.

Preschool Rainbow Activities - Rainbow Makers Color Matching #planningplaytime #preschoolactivities #rainbows #preschoolprintables #playbased #preschoolworksheets #rainbowcrafts

Rainbow Makers – Color Matching and Fine Motor Skills

We LOVE this combination of color matching, fine motor skills, and a little bit of STEM.

  • Kids have to match the colors to make the rainbow stripes.
  • They use fine motor skills to push the pipe cleaners through the holes.
  • STEM skills can be used to help hold all of the different pieces upright.
Rainbow Activities for Preschool - Color Patterns #planningplaytime #preschoolactivities #rainbows #preschoolprintables #playbased #preschoolworksheets

Rainbow Color Patterns

There are lots of fun ways to practice these color patterns, and mixing it up keeps it feeling fresh and new. We used our rainbow color shape buttons to make these patterns, but you could use pom poms, play dough balls, math cubes, or even cereal.

Try stacking them vertically or lining them up horizontally for fun variations.

Rainbow Activities - Color Threading Fine Motor Activity #planningplaytime #preschoolactivities #rainbows #preschoolprintables #playbased #preschoolworksheets #finemotorskills #rainbowcrafts

Rainbow Color Threading

When we are doing our rainbow activities, we like to mix in a great variety of other skills. For this amazing game kids get to work on their fine motor skills in addition to color matching. It is SO fun, and you can use colored straws or dyed noodles to make the holes.

Preschool Rainbow Activities - Color Matching and Fine Motor #planningplaytime #preschoolactivities #rainbows #preschoolprintables #playbased #preschoolworksheets #finemotorskills

Rainbow Color Matching

Pinching and clipping is another way to work on those fine motor skills. Here we’ve matched that with color matching. We buy our colored clothespins from Amazon, but you can paint a bag of dollar store ones as well if you wish.

Preschool Rainbow Activities


In addition to the hands-on rainbow preschool crafts and activities above, we also created 14 fun worksheets for you. These worksheets include tracing, scissor practice, counting, color-by-number, and more.

Rainbow Coloring Pages and Worksheets

Color by number pages are a fun way to get kiddos working as they come into school, and they double as math practice. Here are some fun rainbow coloring pages and math worksheets for your first week of school.

Adding One More - What comes Next Preschool Worksheet. #countingworksheets #preschoolworksheets #springworksheets #preschool
Rainbow Preschool Worksheets - Counting for Spring. #countingworksheets #preschoolworksheets #springworksheets #preschool
Preschool Math Worksheet - Missing numbers Counting #planningplaytime #preschoolworksheets #rainbowtheme #mathworksheets #countingworksheets
Rainbow Worksheets for Preschool - Classroom Color Hunt. #colorworksheets #preschoolworksheets #springworksheets #rainbowworksheets
Rainbow Color by Number Preschool Worksheets for Spring. #springworksheets #preschoolworksheets #colorbynumber #rainbowworksheets #preschool
Roll, Count and Color Rainbow Preschool #countingworksheets #preschoolworksheets #springworksheets #preschool
Preschool Math Worksheets - Rainbow Number Tracing #planningplaytime #preschoolworksheets #rainbowtheme #numbersworksheets #mathworksheets

Rainbow Alphabet Activities and Worksheets

Rainbow Preschool Worksheets - Number or Letter Sort. #letterworksheets #preschoolworksheets #springworksheets #rainbowworksheets #preschool
Preschool Letter Worksheets - Letter Matching and Tracing #planningplaytime #preschoolworksheets #rainbowtheme #letterworksheets #alphabetworksheets

More Rainbow Preschool Worksheets

You will also want to include other skill options for your preschoolers to work on like patterns, shapes, and maybe even coloring. Get that practice with these adorable rainbow themed printables for preschool.

Pattern Worksheets for Preschool - Rainbow Theme #planningplaytime #preschoolworksheets #rainbowtheme #patternsworksheets
Preschool Tracing Worksheets - Rainbow Tracing #planningplaytime #preschoolworksheets #rainbowtheme #tracingworksheets
Preschool Rainbow Worksheets - Matching Shapes. #shapesworksheets #rainbowworksheets #preschoolworksheets #springworksheets #preschoolshapes
Preschool Rainbow Activities

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7 Responses

  1. Dear,

    Thank you for sharing all those beautiful ideas.
    How can i get most of materials for preschools? are you sending it by courier? i live in the UAE. i mean once i have paid how can i get most of the materials, i am thinking of the rainbow activities , dinosaur activities, dental health activities.

    Thank you for your feedback
    Best regards,

    1. Christelle,

      You purchase the digital files with all of the printable pdfs. We do not mail anything to you. As soon as the purchase is made, you will have a link to download and print all of the files.

      You can purchase those sets individually, or if you need multiple preschool units, you may want to consider purchasing the growing bundle. It currently includes 10 preschool units with more to come. There is a significant discount when you buy that way, and you get any additional units I add for free.

      I hope that helps. Here’s the link to the bundle if that would be helpful to you.

      Amy N.

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