Brighten your day while helping your preschooler learn colors. Look no further than this adorable rainbow mobile craft activity!
Preschoolers Doing Crafts
Fine motor skills are important skills that need to be practiced frequently. Luckily, there are many different ways to help your preschooler gain strength in her hands.
Crafts and activities are a great way to help build up the muscles in the hands, which will, in turn, help your preschooler to write, use scissors, pick up small items, and do many other activities!
When a preschooler is coloring, it takes a great deal of hand strength to grip a crayon and to color. The more practice a kid gets, the stronger the hand becomes.
This rainbow craft allows your preschooler not only to practice coloring but also to practice naming the colors. If you are looking for more activities to help teach colors, look at Week 36 in our Homeschooling Preschool Yearly Curriculum.
Each preschooler is different. Some may need some motivation to color. Coloring the rainbow activity along with your preschooler will help motivate your kid to color. The end product will be special because it is something you worked on together.
- rainbow craft activity printable (from the freebie library– found here)
- string or yarn
- hole punch
How to Create a Rainbow Mobile
- Sign up to access the free printables (do that here).
- Print the rainbow mobile craft activity templates on cardstock.
- Cut the hearts so there are two hearts on a sheet. This helps your preschooler to focus on what color is being used for the hearts.
- Give your preschooler one of the sheets that has two hearts on it. Have her color in both of the hearts red. Do the same for orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Each color should have two hearts colored that color.
- Take the rainbow template and starting with the outermost arch, put a red mark on each end of the arch. This will help your preschooler to keep track of which color goes in the arch. On the second outermost arch, put orange marks. Continue doing this with yellow, green, blue, then purple.
- Have your preschooler take the red and color in the arch. It is easiest if you work from the outside in rather than going in a random order. You may need to outline the arch so your preschooler knows where to color. Continue with the rest of the colors.
- Once everything is colored, cut out the items.
- Use a hole punch to punch out the circles at the bottom of the arches, the top of the rainbow, and on the hearts.
- Cut a piece of string for each hole. Take a red heart and tie it to the end of the red arch. Continue to tie hearts onto their matching arch colors until all the hearts are tied on. Add a string loop to the top of the rainbow and admire your hard work!
Rainbow Mobile Activity for Preschoolers
Kids love seeing all of the colors put together on a rainbow. It’s even more enjoyable if your preschooler can put the rainbow together and, in the end, has a rainbow mobile decoration!