We’ve been sharing a lot of weather crafts and activities recently but I have to admit that this free rainbow playdough mat is one of my favourites, it’s just so cute and cheerful! Our Roll Rainbow playdough game is perfect for a simple spring activity, for St Patrick’s Day and of course for teaching colours and number recognition. And it’s totally free for you to print off as many copies as you’d like, what’s not to love!
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Roll A Rainbow Playdough Mat Game
Today’s printable game is free for you to download but do check the terms and conditions below where you’ll also find details about more of our free printables, our favourite rainbow crafts and some brilliant looking rainbow themed books for kids. You can play this game with several players if you are in a group setting (or have couple of kids at home) but you could also play it with both you and your child with both of you having your own mat.
With it’s bright colours this playdough game is visually appealing and playdough is a great tactile sensory material that’s great for strengthening young hands. There’s a great article on Parenting Chaos about the benefits of playdough in early childhood if it’s something you’re interested in learning more about.
Of course you can buy playdoh* in a massive range of colours, it’s something that I’ve always kept on hand at home as it’s such a great creative activity for kids and is brilliant at calming them down too. You can of course make your own rainbow playdough, just follow a normal playdough recipe like our one for lavender playdough but instead of adding lavender add a few drops of food colouring.
Rainbow Books for Kids
If today’s post has inspired you to embrace all things related then why not take a look at these awesome looking rainbow themed books, perfect for reading after you’ve finished playing.
- What Makes a Rainbow* by Betty Ann Schwartz
- A Rainbow of My Own* by Don Freeman
- How The Crayons Saved The Rainbow* by Monica Sweeney
More Free Printables
If you’ve enjoyed this activity then why not try out some more of our free printables that are perfect for kids arts and crafts:
If you like this printable then make sure that you bookmark this page or pin an image for later so that you can return to it later when you’re ready to print it or if you’d like some more copies.
This playdough mat is free for personal and school / preschool use only. You are free to download as many copies of the PDF as you would like however please do not edit it in any way. You may not resell this PDF to anyone. If you wish to link to this playdough mat, please link to this page rather than the PDF itself.
Download Your Free Game
Rainbow Playdough Mat Game
- Rainbow Playdough Mat Game
- Laminator (optional)
- Print out as many copies of the rainbow playdough mat as you need so each player can have a sheet.
- Taking turns, each child should roll the dice.
- The number on the dice chooses the colour of playdough they need. This should then be rolled out and put along the correct stripe of rainbow.
- If you already have that colour on your rainbow then you skip your turn.
- The winner is the first person to complete their rainbow with all seven colours.
More Rainbow Crafts and Activities
This potato masher rainbow craft is one I did with my daughter when she was a toddler.