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Make Your Own DIY Rainbow Game & Have Fun Learning About Colors and Counting!
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Rainbows, colors, and cooperation. What could be better? This game has all these things. Use your creativity to add whatever you can imagine. It’s fun for the kids to make their own games on a big piece of poster board but we have a printable version if you just want a quick game.
Target Skills for This DIY Rainbow Game:
- Color recognition
- Coloring and Drawing Skills
- Counting (optional)
Materials You Need to Make a Cooperative Rainbow Game With the Kids:
- Large Piece of Poster Board or Download the Game Board
- Dice and Crayon Templates
- Tape or a Glue Stick
Easy Instructions for How to Play DIY Colors and Numbers Cooperative Rainbow Game:
The rainbow has lost its colors. Move the crayons across the path to the rainbow and give it back its colors! Kids cooperate together to fill the board with colorful pictures and get to the end to color in the rainbow.
Cut out the dice and crayon templates below. Use glue sticks or tape to make the dice.
If you are working on color recognition color use the dice with different colors to match the colors of the game squares. If you are working on counting and number correspondence then use the dice with numbers. Take turns rolling the dice and moving the crayons across the path to the rainbow. Draw a picture with the color that you landed on. For example, you landed on yellow square draw a yellow flower. You can also combine the two dice and move to that color space and draw
Take turns rolling the dice and moving the crayons across the path to the rainbow. Draw a picture with the color that you landed on. For example, you landed on yellow square draw a yellow flower. You can also combine the two dice and move to that color space and draw a number of things indicated by what number was rolled. For example, you roll both dice and get yellow and the number five. Draw five bananas or five suns or whatever eels you can think of that is yellow.
When your crayon gets across to the rainbow, color in one strip of the rainbow with your color. When everybody gets to the rainbow and adds their color, you all win!
Extend the game by having the players draw a large rainbow together on the other side of the game board.
Read books about colors like the charming book The Day the Crayons Quit.