Rainbow Theme Printables and Ideas

We have many Rainbow Theme Printables and Ideas that have been shared on our blog over the years.  In this post I will share them all so you can easily find ideas and free printables for your own rainbow theme!

Rainbow Printables and Ideas

When my daughter was a tot she loved the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, so I created a Rainbow Tot Pack in honor of her love.  You can see the printables here and see the pack in action here in our Rainbow Theme Tot School post.

Rainbow Tot Pack  Rainbow Theme Tot School


I also have done a few wrap up posts featuring our rainbow fun.  Hand on Rainbows is one of those, and Rainbow Crafts for Tots is another.

Rainbow Fun  Rainbow Crafts for Tots and Preschoolers


Last year I created a Rainbow of Diversity printable pack, which stemmed from a very personal situation with my daughter, you can read more about it in the post.

Rainbow of Diversity Printables


This year I added some new Rainbow Q-Tip Painting Printables!

Rainbow Q-Tip painting


We have a Spring coloring set with some rainbow pages, and there’s also some Rainbows in our Noah’s Ark Q-Tip Painting set.

Spring Fun Coloring Printables  Noah's Ark Q Tip Printables


When my oldest was in 1st grade he made a Rainbow Lapbook, which has some free printables I created for him.

Rainbow Lapbook


We have a Rainbow Easy Reader here and our rainbow books are here!

Rainbows Easy Reader

Rainbow Pinterest Board

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Rainbow Q-Tip Painting Printables

Rainbow Q-Tip painting


I love rainbows and I love Q-Tip painting, so of course we needed a new rainbow q-tip painting printable set!  This set has a variety of fun rainbow printables to help focus on color words, beginning sounds of color words, and ROYGBIV! I also offered a version that says “purple” in case you don’t use the indigo-violet version with your kids.

There are a few pages with full rainbows…Rainbow Printables


You’ll also find a full page for each color word, showing only that color in the rainbow… Color Words Q-Tip Painting


Finally, there’s a half sheet for each color featuring the beginning sound and a place to trace the color word… Rainbow Color Printables


We use water colors mostly, but sometimes use Tempera paint too.

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I hope many of you enjoy these printables during a fun rainbow theme with your kids or in your classroom!

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WHY use Q-Tip Painting Printables?

The big answer is fine motor skills! You’ll notice how we focus on not only the tiny dots, but also using small items in painting or adding to the dots. All of this works on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills

The letter identification is a secondary bonus!

See ideas for using these here!



Looking for all of our Q-Tip Painting Printables? Click on the images to see the free printables for each theme shown below! I am always adding more, so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss new themes!

Christmas Fun Q-tip Printables  Nativity Q-tip Printables  Slide2

Slide27  The Mitten Q-tip Printables  Slide252

Despicable Me Q-tip Printables  Lalaloopsy Q-tip Printables  Tinkerbell Q-tip Printables

Jack and the Beanstalk Q-tip Printables  Sofia Q-tip Printables  Noah's Ark Q-tip Printables

Mouse Paint Q-tip Printables  Thanksgiving Q-tip Printables  Slide54

Q-Tip-Alphabet-Painting  Q-Tip-Painting-Number-Printables

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Rainbow Crafts for Tots and Preschoolers

Rainbow Crafts for Tots and Preschoolers

We have enjoyed several fun rainbow crafts over the years and I am pulling them all together in this post for you!  These crafts were all done with my daughter when she was a tot, and honestly we might do some of them again this year! She was almost three in all of these photos. You can see the original Rainbow Theme Tot School post here!


Marble Painted Rainbow

Use our rainbow template {included within our Rainbow Tot Pack} or draw one of your own. We printed ours on white cardstock.  Use a cardboard box the size of the paper or tape the edges of the paper to the bottom of the box so it will stay in place.  Use a marble to roll around the box.  We add squeezes of rainbow colors as we go.  It’s a GREAT motor skills activity for young kids to try to move the marble where they want it to go!

Marble Painted Rainbow Craft

Remove the paper from the box and let dry.

Marble Painted Rainbow Craft

Cut out your rainbow shape!

Marble Painted Rainbow Craft




Rainbow Cloud

Every early childhood teacher has seen this rainbow craft for sure.  But just in case you’ve missed it, here’s one of our old favorites, the rainbow cloud. Pre-cut strips of rainbow colored construction paper and a white cloud.  Let your child help you as able, to glue the strips to the cloud.

Rainbow Cloud Craft

Smear white glue on the cloud and add cotton balls! All done! I still remember Ladybug freaking out over the glue and cotton ball experience and also insisting that the blue piece be in the middle instead of the proper order!

Rainbow Cloud Craft



Rainbow Chain

This is also an oldie, but so simple and fun for tots.  Pre-cut the rainbow color strips of paper for your tot, then work together linking them together!  She LOVED this, and it was so easy!

Rainbow Chain Rainbow Chain


Somewhere Over the Rainbow

When my daughter was a toddler she loved the song, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, we sang it every night. In honor of this love I created a Rainbow Tot Pack and included a song printable and props to use with the song.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Craft


I premade the song props by printing, laminating, cutting out, and taping to colored craft sticks.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Craft


I then precut rainbow colored pipe cleaners and got a small piece of foam. My daughter helped me build the rainbow and we used it while we sang the song!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Craft


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God’s Rainbow of Diversity Printables

Rainbow of Diversity Printables

As I began preparing an upcoming Rainbow Theme unit for Ladybug, I realized that this year I wanted to focus on more then just the colors of the rainbow.  I wanted to do something to focus on the diversity of God’s children.  I put together a new mini printable pack, featuring diversity in children along with the rainbows.  You could add these printables in with the Rainbow Printables I shared previously.

Rainbow Tot Pack Button


If I am being totally honest, we are having a bit of a personal struggle with our daughter right now.  She gets told how cute she is a lot, and we think she has internalized this to believe she is cuter than other kids. This has carried over to noticing differences in other children and her telling me they aren’t “pretty” like her {queue Mommy failure feelings and deep sadness}.  I hope to use these printables {and many other real life moments, especially since we live in an extremely diverse neighborhood}, to reinforce that all of God’s children are beautiful. Yes, it saddens me to even admit this publicly, but I feel it’s important to share that even with the best of intentions…it still happens.  I pray she will grow to love people, all kinds of people, with a compassionate, graceful, and amazing Godly love.  I pray I can help lead her to this place.

Now that my mommy guts have been poured out for you, here’s a peek at the printables I created.

I chose the song, “Jesus Loves the Little Children” to include, for obvious reasons! I included 3 versions {a display song and 2 coloring options}. Jesus Loves the Little Children


Another feature of the pack is photographs of real children!  I spent much time choosing specific photos that highlighted differences, joy, and friendship.Diversity Printables for Children


Finally I combined some fun clipart of diverse children and rainbows to make a few various printables.Rainbow Printables


You can download these Rainbow of Diversity Printables here!

See more Rainbow ideas

Rainbow Pinterest Board

Welcome Spring! Coloring Printables

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I just added a new Spring Fun Coloring set! This set features all of the things I am desperately longing for here in the northeast!  Sunshine, rainbows, flowers, kites, and warmth.Spring Fun Coloring Printables

Download the Welcome Spring coloring printables and more here!

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here

Looking for more Spring time fun?

Spring Theme Pinterest Board

Rainbow Pinterest Board

Easter Theme Pinterset Board