Roll a Rainbow is a fun count and color game that’s perfect to use as a math center or just-because activity.
As kids race to fill their rainbow with red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple, they count (or instantly recognize) the numbers one through six. The game is so entertaining, little mathematicians won’t even notice that they’re building important math skills!
The prep for Roll a Rainbow was as quick and easy as they come. I printed the free printable (below), cut down the middle of the page to separate the half sheets, and grabbed a pack of crayons and die.
Rolling a Rainbow
Big Brother (age 6) LOVES dice games so he was excited to jump in and play. He picked up the die and rolled it on the table. A one!
Big Brother found the one on his sheet and read the direction out loud, “Color red”. He grabbed the red crayon and colored the top band of the rainbow.
One roll after the next, Big Brother fancied up his rainbow.
Because there were only five bands on the rainbow, he colored the clouds purple when he rolled a six. (You could easily have kids swap that though by coloring the clouds blue and the bottom band purple. It’s up to you!)
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More Rainbow Fun
These 21 rainbow activities will keep kids learning (and smiling!) all day long!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Rainbow in a Bag – No Mess Art // Powerful Mothering
Rainbow Letters Race to the Top // Stay at Home Educator
Color and Shape Match Up // Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Stack a Stone Rainbow // Adventures of Adam
Rainbow Pasta Threading // Play and Learn Everyday
Rainbow Tinker Tray // Still Playing School
How to Flip a Rainbow | Simple Science for Kids // Lemon Lime Adventures
Rainbow Sun Craft // Fairy Poppins
Rainbow Pencil Control Exercises // Sugar Aunts
Beginning Sound Rainbows // Playdough to Plato
DIY Rainbow Crayon Names // Pre-K Pages
Rainbow Puzzle Skip Counting // Creative Inclusion
Rainbow Bear Color Matching Game // Life Over Cs
Rainbow Marble Painting Process Art // Preschool Inspirations
DIY Paper Plate Loom: Rainbow Yarn Art // Sugar Spice and Glitter
Rainbow Sight Words // The Kindergarten Connection
Rainbow Math with a DIY Abacus // Fun-a-Day
Rainbow Fact Family Board Game // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Simple Rainbow Sensory Bottle for Kids // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Rainbow Paint Chip Color Match // Modern Preschool
Roll a Rainbow // The STEM Laboratory
(Not Shown) Rainbow Perler Bead Key Ring // Teach Me Mommy