Who doesn’t love rainbows? They are my daughter’s absolute favorite! Rainbows are very popular right now.
So with that in mind, and since it’s almost spring. I thought it was definitely time to make some rainbow templates for simple craft projects this month.
The rainbow printable templates are available in black and white if you want to color your own rainbow or full color if you need something already completed and ready to go.
This printable rainbow templates come in two sizes; large and small, so you’ll have different size options for your creative endeavors.
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Free Printable Rainbow Templates in Large and Small
Coloring rainbows is a fun way to learn about colors, color order, and color mixing. It’s also a fantastic way to practice fine motor skills like pencil grip and control.
These rainbow coloring templates also give children a chance to practice their cutting skills.
Here are some fun ways to use rainbow templates with your children:
1. Teach them about colors.
Learn the fun mnemonic device: Roy G Biv.
This character’s name is actually an acronym for all the colors of the rainbow in order.
With older children, you can go one step further and teach them why we see color the way we do and what causes a rainbow to appear.
2. Host a rainbow coloring story time.
Read a story about rainbows and let children color their own rainbow cut-outs to take home. My Color is Rainbow by Agnes Hsu is one of our favorites!
It’s perfect for coloring because the arch in the story starts out white. It can’t decide what color to be, finally the arch decides to become a rainbow!
Little ones can color along with the story. That way, they’re getting extra practice with early reading comprehension skills like sequencing.
Blank Rainbow Templates
Large Rainbow Coloring Sheet
Small Rainbow Coloring Page
These rainbow templates aren’t just available in large and small sizes, they’re also available to print in black and white (for projects like the ones above) or in a full color version. Full color rainbows are perfect for a variety of things!
Use full color rainbow templates to:
Decorate for a rainbow party!
Cut out full color rainbows and hang around the room or make fun rainbow garland.
Use different sizes for added fun.
Make a rainbow colored hand kite.
Glue rainbow template to a crescent shaped piece of cardboard.
Use a hole puncher to punch holes in the clouds at the bottom of your rainbow.
Then, tie on different colored ribbons.
Your rainbow themed hand kite is ready to enjoy! Have fun twirling, spinning, skipping, and running around with your hand kite indoors or out.
Practice color sorting with preschoolers.
Give each child a rainbow and a handful of rainbow colored candies, buttons, or beads.
Let children practice sorting their colored pieces and lining them up on the rainbow’s arches.
It’s a great way to practice fine motor skills like pinching, early learning skills like sorting like with like, and color recognition.
Colored Rainbow Templates
Full-color Large Rainbow Template
Full-color Small Rainbow Template
Whether you choose to print black and white rainbow coloring pages, full color rainbow templates, or both… I hope you have lots of fun creating with these simple and fun printable rainbow cutout templates. As always, I can’t wait to hear about your plans for putting these rainbows to good use in the comments!