Use these free printable rainbow worksheets and coloring pages to help your child learn their colors and have some colorful fun at the same time.
These printable rainbow activities are free to download and print. Such an easy way to entertain the kids and teach them about colors at the same time — the perfect educational activity for kids!
Why is learning colors important for children?
Distinguishing between colors is a foundational skill that equips children with the ability to later:
- Sort and categorize
- Problem solve
- Use descriptive language
At what age should children know colors?
Children can distinguish between different colors as early as 18 months of age, but the ability to name colors develops later.
At 4 years old, children should be able to identify 6 common colors and sort items according to color.
How to Use These Printable Worksheets and Coloring Pages
These printables are pretty straightforward. You just need to open the file and print them out.
Below are more details about the supplies you’ll need to make the most of the worksheets and coloring pages. Plus, a short description of each page and why it’s included.
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
- A printer (this one is a great multifunction choice for home use)
- Printer paper
- Crayons, colored pencils or markers
The worksheets included in this printable activity set will help your child practice a variety of skills.
The rainbow hunt worksheet helps your child work on colors AND counting. It also helps your child learn to associate colors with objects.
This one simple activity enhances the following skills:
- Color identification
The rainbow graph worksheet builds on the lessons from the rainbow hunt worksheet. Once children have counted the number of items for each color, they can use this page to create a graph to represent their findings.
Graphing is a powerful math tool. Developing this ability early will help your child grasp more complicated math concepts later and will also help them develop comparison and analysis skills.
The rainbow experiment worksheet helps kids learn how to combine colors to create new colors. This a fun and easy way to introduce color theory.
Watercolor paints or finger paint work best for this activity, but colored markers also work!
The rainbow butterfly worksheet introduces kids to the concept of symmetry, another critical math element that also prepares children for more complex art and design concepts.
Because the color needs to transfer to the other half of the page when folded over, your child will need paint for this activity.
Rainbow Coloring Pages
Coloring is a wonderful activity for children! Check out all of the benefits of coloring for kids (according to Color Psychology):
- Improves motor skills
- Prepares them for structured lessons
- Stimulates creativity
- Improves handwriting
- Develops color recognition
- Enhances ability to focus
- Improves hand-eye coordination
- Teaches boundaries and spatial awareness
- Improves self-esteem
- Encourages self-expression
- Reduces stress
This printable rainbow activity set includes 3 rainbow coloring pages to provide your child with plenty of opportunities to use all their colors and practice their coloring.
How to Get the Free Printable Rainbow Worksheets and Coloring Pages
The Rainbow Worksheets and Coloring Pages Kit is a PDF file that you can download and print over and over.
Fill in the form below to get access to your copy of the free printable rainbow worksheets and coloring pages.
Fill in the form above. After you submit the form, you’ll receive an email from “Wondermom Wannabe” with a direct link to the printable. If you do not see the email in your inbox within a few minutes, check your spam folder.
The most likely place will be in your computer’s Downloads folder. You can also select “Downloads” in your browser menu to see a list of your downloads, then simply select “Show in folder” below the file name to see where it is stored on your computer.
You’ll need a program that supports PDFs, like Adobe Acrobat (which is free). Open the program, click File > Print. Select your printer and set the number of copies you want to print. Double check your print preview, then click print.