As I dive into learning more about Anti-Racist early childhood education, I am also spending much time creating simple materials for my classroom that I can use in case we have to transition to remote learning again. This color-matching rainbow fine motor activity is easy to make and costs next to nothing to make. You can send home the materials to create this for families or spend an hour making a whole class set. While children love the challenge of this kind of activity, if you are sending it home or using it in a classroom, having some great books about colors to read aloud on video or in class is always useful. Don’t miss the rainbow books I suggest after the tutorial.
Rainbow Fine Motor Activity
This simple color matching rainbow allows children to work on fine motor skills with a fun rainbow theme.
Gather your materials. You will need a paper plate, paint in rainbow colors ( although you can go off-book with different colors too), a paintbrush, clothespins, and scissors.
Start by cutting the plate in two. I am using small paper plates because they are more comfortable for my 3-year-old students to hold.
Paint the plate and clothespins. Let dry.
If you want to use a felt-tipped pen to write the color words on the clothespins.
Time to clip and work on those fine motor skills.
Children can clip them in rainbow order.
But they don’t have to.
Books About Colors