Preschool is such a fun time for kids learning to write. They need plenty of practice on fine motor and prewriting skills. Find a SUPER fun printable activity below which will defintely intrigue all children PLUS it includes a way for kids to burn energy around the room. What better way to burn energy and learn than by creating a fun rainbow write movement activity for preschool?
Along with these rainbow write templates come along movement activities with sticky notes which will change your life when it comes to engaging young kids with curriculumn AND play in the classroom. There’s a bundle of these movement activities which would be a perfect fit for any preschool classroom or homeschool. So let’s try one of the activities for FREE in this post, shall we?
What is rainbow writing for preschool?
Rainbow writing is an easy way of adding a bit of variety to your handwriting sessions by turning them into a fun colouring exercise. … Simply write out the words or letters you’d like your class or child to practise, and then have them trace over them in different colours.
Rainbow writing for preschool can be such a fun and exciting activity – also somewhat of a brain break for preschoolers, because let’s face it. At times, we may crack and be like:
Well, if our kids get continuous support and movement breaks in between their learning, they won’t feel the need to run around and burn energy. Kids aren’t meant to be sitting down for 6+ hours in a day – their gross motor and fine motor development is essential. This is why we need to provide the support to build their skills in these essential areas.
Rainbow Write Words
Where did this term come from? And why is it such an exciting activity for the kids (and the teachers)? Because for the kids, they get to use plenty of different materials like markers, crayons, dot markers and MORE. And for the teachers, they don’t waste INK on printing many different things – just ONE editable page and the kids will get to working on that page by itself!
The term mainly comes from the different colours that kids can make on the same writing page. Children are exposed to a variety of colors at an early age so they can develop an awareness of colors.
Colors are divided into three main groups: primary colors, secondary colors, and tertiary colors. Primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. Secondary colors are orange, green, and purple. Tertiary colors are red-orange, yellow-orange, blue-green, blue-purple (purple-blue), etc.
A rainbow is a colorful arc that has many more than seven bands of color. A rainbow is created by the sun’s rays passing through rain or mist in the atmosphere to produce some red light; some green light; some blue light; some violet light; some indigo light; and all three (red + green + blue) together.
Getting the children to ‘create their rainbow of colours’ using their writing will be an exciting activity for them!
Rainbow Write Template
Looking for an easy template to use and re-use for your preschoolers and kindergarten kids? This template is EDITABLE and easy to use and best of all – it is rainbow themed. Add your names and OFF you go.
This printable game can be used in several ways! Use it with sticky notes and tell the kids that the sticky notes are the ‘sun’ and they will find the letters in their names and build the name using sticky notes on top of the rainbow. So MUCH fun!
Rainbow Write All the Rainbow Colors
Preschool is a place where children have the opportunity to develop, learn and have fun. While children are at the preschool, they develop socially and emotionally. They learn to work together as a community, solve problems and take care of themselves.
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Preschool teachers help make the learning environment safe and secure for all students. The teachers also help children identify their strengths and find ways to use them in order to be successful throughout their life. How can you do this? Provide ample opportunities for kids to develop their writing skills. Here are some ways to do this:
Kids can use these activities to learn and understand more about writing.
1. Letter Writing: Kids can write a letter to a family member, a friend, or even their pet. You can use a simple poster craft page and have the kids practice letter tracing or use editable name templates to help you develop activities to suit use with materials like dot paint, qtips, markers and more.
2. Story Writing: Kids can create an original story, by starting with the title and then adding on to it with different characters, places, and plot twists.
3. Poems: Kids can try out rhyming or free verse poetry in order to express themselves creatively in an organized way. They can also learn how to write about different seasons of the year so they don’t always have to rely on cliches like “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”
4. Journaling: This activity is for kids who want to learn how they feel.
The benefits of writing activities at this age are endless! A lot of children are interested in different forms of writing such as journaling, poetry writing, and fiction writing. Many schools and libraries offer children the opportunity to write their own books or journals while also encouraging them to read their favorite stories.
Some children find that they enjoy reading and writing so much that they may want to continue these activities when they get older and can do so by majoring in English or taking a creative writing course.
Rainbow Write Sight Words
On top of having the kids trace letters in their name – you could definitely use templates to rainbow write sight words too! The sky’s the limit when it comes to these templates.
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How to use these printable rainbow write templates:
Firstly, be sure to download your copy right from the link below (end of the page). Save this PDF to your desktop or a folder on your PC or MAC and then right click this file and open it with Adobe Reader DC. The editable fonts should load!
Input your names and the templates will automatically fill!
Now, for the sticky notes component, add each letter (of the name) to a sticky note and then hang the rainbow on the wall. The child will then go around the room to find letters to make their own name, then build it onto the rainbow.