Get ready for a week of rainbow fun with our new happy little home adventures activity pack. We've got ideas for all ages from practising colours through to creating your very own rainbow.
Here at Kite we love rainbows, and were delighted this week to spot rainbows appearing in windows as part of a worldwide activity spreading hope and cheer. Why not join in and spread some rainbow hope of your own? To make it a bit easier we’ve created rainbow colouring sheets for your little ones to colour and display in your windows. Download them here.
We’ve created activities that range from super simple for little tots, to head-scratchingly tricky for older children. We’ve listed them by age range, but feel free to explore any and all of them for your children.
Scroll down to start your happy little rainbow home adventures. You can click on the link below to access all of the activity sheets.
Baby to 4 years
Below you'll find activities aimed at little ones up to 4 years, from practising colours through to a bright and fun rainbow treasure hunt.
How many colours can you name?
Rainbows are perfect for recognising, naming and practising colours.
You could also try the colours in a different language to add a little twist.
Make a rainbow collage
We have a special collage template for little ones to use to create a colourful masterpiece. Simply find paper or card in each colour, cut to the correct size and then stick to the page in the boxes provided.
Get rainbow spotting
We may not be able to venture too far right now but there are still lots of rainbow spotting opportunities. From clothing and books to the outdoors and screens too. How many can your little one find? Lots of people are putting their very own rainbows in their windows to share some joy. Use our spotting sheet to keep track of all the rainbows you can find.
Sing the song
It is said that singing is good for the soul so why not enjoy belting out the classic 'I can sing a rainbow'? A family sing-song could be just the thing to lift spirits.
Only know the first few lines?! Don't worry, we have the full lyrics to help.
5 - 7 years
Here you'll find activities aimed at little ones aged 5 - 7 years, from discovering what makes a rainbow through to becoming a weather forecaster for the day.
Types of weather
Spend some time thinking about and researching different weather types. How many can you think of? Write a description of each one and draw a picture.
What makes a rainbow?
We've all heard about the promised pot of gold at the end for a rainbow but do you know the ingredients needed to make a rainbow? If not then now is just the time to go and find out!
Did you know that moonbows are a real thing? Once you know what is needed to make a rainbow, what do you think makes a moonbow?
Can you spot any clouds in the sky? If so then download our cloud spotting sheet and see which types you can tick off. Keep an eye on the sky all week and see if you can spot them all.
Become a weather forecaster
Fancy being in front of the camera? Then create your very own weather forecast to share with family and friends. Look at the days ahead and explain what we can all expect from the weather over the coming days. Write your own script and you can even create images to hold up.
7 - 11 years
Below are activities aimed at little ones aged 7 - 11 years, from discovering how rainbows form through to cool experiments to do at home.
How does a rainbow form?
Research how rainbows are made and write out the information in your best handwriting!
Make a rainbow jar
Learn all about density in this fab at-home experiment where you can create a rainbow in a jar.
For this experiment we have found a great website called Playdough to Plato which details out the experiment really well.
We hope you've found lots of fun activities to excite and inspire your little one.