To teach the concept of the order of the colors in the rainbow, here’s a preschool painting activity with a twist. We used mini marshmallows to paint our rainbows.
We had a box of colored toothpicks but they didn’t contain all the rainbow colors, so coloring some plain toothpicks with a crayon did the trick. I showed my preschooler how to put them in order on the plate.
Next, draw or print a rainbow template. I put the paint in order as well, with the help of my preschooler squeezing paint into the paint tray.
While he painted, I put a photo of a rainbow painting on my laptop so he could have another example of the color order.
He experimented with dotting the paint as well as dragging the paint-filled marshmallow across the paper.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!