Need a simple activity for your kids? This free rainbow playdough mat for kids is a great way to have fun while sneaking in a bit of learning too!
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There are loads of fun ways to use our Roll A Rainbow playdough game, it’s perfect for a simple spring activity, for St Patrick’s Day and of course for teaching colours and number recognition.
Plus 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
You can play this game with several players if you are in a group setting like a classroom, kindergarten or preschool or if you 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 sensory material that’s low-prep and great for encouraging creativity.
There’s a great article on Parenting Chaos about the benefits of playdough in early childhood especially around fine motor skills and how it can help strengthen hand muscles if it’s something you’re interested in learning more about.
If you want to play this game for St Patricks Day you could make a little play doh pot of gold at the end of your rainbow too!
Of course you can buy playdoh in a massive range of colors, I’ve always kept the basic colors 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 change the ingredients slightly so that instead of adding lavender you add a few drops of food coloring instead.
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
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Rainbow Playdough Mat Game
- Rainbow Playdough Mat Game Printed on to white paper or cardstock.
- 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
Grab our rainbow template and make these easy rainbow crafts for kids.
This potato masher rainbow craft is one I did with my daughter when she was a toddler.
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