Rainbows are a symbol of hope. They illustrate the colors and wonder of creation and remind us of the promise given at the end of the story of Noah's ark. I find the rainbow theme to be an inspiring springboard for learning and play.
Rainbow Games and Activities
1. The Rainbow Twist Game
Draw a giant rainbow on pavement with colored chalk. With or without a Twister game spinner, call out right or left, hand or foot, and a color.
- Sometimes we make this a bilingual game by saying the names of the colors in Spanish or another target language. For example, "left hand azul!"
- You can turn this into a tossing game by using rolled up socks. Aim to toss the sock ball onto each color band.
2. The Rainbow Clean Up Game
If it is time to clean up a fairly large mess of toys, papers, etc., enlist children to sort the objects based on their color and then put them away.
Tip: Provide a matching container for each color, or label containers before the clean up begins. You may want to assign a particular color (or colors) to each child.