As we head into the very last weeks of winter and the beginning of spring as well as St Patrick's Day around the corner it seems the perfect time to focus on colors and what is more spring-like and colorful than a Rainbow.
This week for our Virtual Book Club for Kids we have a fun hands-on week of activities for your preschoolers on the theme of rainbows.
Featuring How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney. Scroll down to find more rainbow books and our 5 simple easy to do activities to play, learn and create with your little ones in our fun Rainbow Week.
Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Book How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow
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In this week's featured book How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney when the sun and the clouds fall out the rainbows disappear and colors start to go from the world. But left in the black and white world is a single pack of colorful crayons. They start drawing and they save the world bringing colors back and the sun and cloud together as friends again.
Spend time with your little ones talking about friendship, about colors and the rainbow as you read the book together.
Weekly Virtual Book Club Plans
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Rainbow Week Activities for Preschoolers
This week we have selected 5 simple Rainbow Activities for you and your preschoolers to do together that are easy, hands-on and fun. We select 5 activities that cover a range of different areas for preschool development. You can pick to do as many as you want from our selection and if you would like more ideas then scroll down we have our Rainbow Week Board on Pinterest which is full of even more activities to play, create and learn with.
We also have a rough structure that one of our team follows for their Virtual Book Club for Kids at home with their preschooler splitting the activities up throughout the week. If you like a structured approach like this then check out the image below which outlines what sort of activities they do on each day.
Rainbow Week Activity Plan for Preschoolers
A fun week of planned activities for How The Crayons Saved the Rainbow and Rainbow Themed Activities.
Rainbow Soap Foam Bubbles Sensory Play
Our sensory activity this week is some “clean” messy fun as we make some rainbow sensory foam for your preschoolers to play with.
Drip Painting Rainbow Name Activity for Preschoolers
We’re getting creative whilst we revisit names this week for our alphabet focus.
This Drip Painting Rainbow Picture is great to do with your preschooler.
Rainbow Math Game
For our math activity this week we are playing a rainbow math game.
This involves adding on to race to the ends of the rainbow. A fun simple game for you to play together.
100% Fruit Rainbow Ice Pops
Your preschoolers will love making these rainbow fruit ice pops for the rainbow week.
If it’s a little cold then instead of ice-pops why not help them cut up the fruit to create your own edible rainbow pictures for snack.
STEAM Challenge: Little Cloud & Rainbow Blow Painting
This week’s art and craft is blow painting.
This fun technique is great for preschoolers and has the added benefit that it helps with speech too! So get making some Blow Art Rainbow Pictures with your little ones.
Rainbow Activities on Pinterest
Don't forget you can always find more Rainbow Themed Activities over on our Pinterest Account. Check out and follow the Rainbow Week Board Below
More Rainbow Books for Preschoolers
We have a featured book each week for our Virtual Book Club for Kids but know that sometimes it isn't possible to find the book or you may want to add a few more books to the theme to the book basket during the week so as well as our featured book we also suggest 3 other themed books that we recommend for the week.
A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman
My Color is Rainbow by Agnes Hsu
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
More Colorful activity Plans from the Virtual Book Club for Kids
Looking for more colorful inspiration for activities then check out our Color Week Plan for Preschoolers Featuring Mix It Up by Herve Tuttle
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