Looking for a Rainbow Art Activity? You’ve come to the right place! This hands-on experience is one that little hands will love, but it can also be extended for older children!
Begin with a plate full of Fruit Loops – yes, that toxic dye-filled cereal that mama’s despise. It’s perfect for this activity.
Then from there, you can do a couple of different things!
On a piece of white paper, I wrote out ROY G. BIV – you know, the make-believe acronym name that helps kiddos learn the colors of the rainbow:
Red – Orange – Yellow – Green – Blue – Indigo – Violet
For one kiddo, this served as a guide as they carefully choose the needed colors to create this:
For a younger sibling, we began by doing a little color sorting!
We took their smaller plate full of Fruit Loops and made little piles of each color, and THEN we created a rainbow using each little mound of cereal. Taking this extra step was really helpful as they prepared to build their rainbow.
Psst…we have also used these Counting Bears to create rainbows!
As we created, I encouraged them not to eat the cereal pieces (so we would have plenty to use for creating), but then when we were all finished, THIS happened:
I let them eat their rainbows! I know, I know! You probably think I’m the worst mom in the world, but listen, my kids had never tasted these…and I remember how much I loved Fruit Loops when I was a little girl…and so I let them have a bowl. I’m sure I have just lost the mother-of-the-year award, but I promise I won’t ever let it happen again…well, at least for awhile anyway.
P.S. Please don’t send me any hate mail regarding the Fruit Loops.
For more Spring Activities (most of which do not include the use of dye-filled cereal), browse my Spring Pinterest Board – It is full of fun ideas for this time of year!
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