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Sensory Play: Creating a Rainbow

I’m sure you’re familiar with the old saying idiom —

“March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

In the month of March, life seems to revolve around the crazy weather. 

And every once in a while, if you’re lucky, you are treated to something beautiful …


a rainbow!


The thing about rainbows is that they are fleeting and something that you can only enjoy with your eyes.

And yet so darn beautiful!

So I thought we’d round up some beautiful color as we close out the month — 35 rainbows that kids can touch, taste, smell, see and even hear!  

Now you can have rainbows even on those not-so-sunny days.


 Rainbow Sensory Play


35 Rainbow Sensory Play Activities


Taste a Rainbow

Edible Breadcrumb Rainbow — Adventures of Adam

Rainbow Fruit Platter — The Jenny Evolution

Caterpillar Fruit Rainbow — Adventures of Adam


Touch a Rainbow

Rainbow Pasta Play — Still Playing School

Rainbow Jello Squishy Play — The Craft Train

Rainbow Tactile Bin — In the Playroom

Create a Cotton Ball Rainbow — Fireflies & Mudpies

Rainbow Sponge Painting — Hands On: As We Grow

Rainbow Soap Slime — Learn with Play at Home

Rainbow Glitter Playdough — Mini Monets & Mommies

Sticky Wall Rainbow — Mama. Papa. Bubba.

Rainbow Sand Art — Adventures in a Box

Make Rainbow Goop — One Time Through

Sensory Letter of the Week — A Mom with a Lesson Plan

Rainbow Chick Peas Bin — And Next Comes L

Rainbow Shaving Cream Coin Dig — House of Burke

Rainbow Glitter Slime — Left Brain, Craft Brain


Smell a Rainbow

Scented Rainbow Finger Paints — Parenting Chaos

Rainbow Scented Cloud Dough — Lemon Lime Adventures


See a Rainbow

Rainbow ABC Bin — Growing Book by Book

Rainbow Sensory Bottles — The Train Driver’s Wife

Rainbow Nature Play — Mother Natured

DIY Rainbow Playdough — Mama Smiles

Rainbow Circle Art — My Mundane & Miraculous Life

Spring Color Hunt: Looking for a Rainbow — Planet Smarty Pants

Rainbow Mirror Play — Little Bins for Little Hands

Rainbow Yarn Painting — Kids Play Box

Bilingual Rainbow Learning — The Good Long Road

Create a Rainbow in a Jar


Hear a Rainbow

Rainbow Drums on the Light Table — And Next Comes L

Rainbow Musical Shakers — My Little 3 and Me

Rainbow Do-Re-Mi Bottles — Life with Moore Babies

Rainbow Xylophone — And Next Comes L

Rainbow Windsock — My Little 3 and Me