Today was a lot of fun! We put together colors of the rainbow so that we could create an Rainbow Kids Craft with God’s Gifts Kids Faith Activity! It’s great for Spring, learning colors, and St. Patrick’s Day too!
I love this kids craft because it is very uplifting for our children to hear us talk about what we love about them and connect them to Jesus’ love that way! Keep reading to see how we tied it back to Jesus at the end of the Rainbow Cloud Kids Craft, and include my multiples mom tips when you have more than one child in a group or multiple ages!
With my birthday being St. Patrick’s Day, I just love this colorful season! What better gift than to understand your purpose and gifts?! So, I thought it would be great to teach our kids about how they are gifts to the world too!
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Rainbow Kids Craft (with God’s Gifts for Your Kids Faith Activity):
Before the Activity: It also helps them to look inside their own hearts and think about what they love to discover their unique gifts, so you can start talking to them about it for a couple days before to brainstorm ideas!
Construction Paper (the colors of the rainbow)
Glue (we used glue sticks)
Black marker for writing
picture of your child
I also include another fun way to create the Rainbow Kids Craft with clouds with faith added at the end of the Kids Craft Post! I’ll also share ideas for older kids and younger kids, as I love to include as many kids as I can in one activity.
Instructions for Rainbow Kids Craft:
Rainbow Paper Prep:
First, create a pile of construction paper in the order of the rainbow and cut 3 equal sized strips (so it is 3 piles of 6 colors in each).
Multiples Mom Tip: You can overlap the colors and cut for 3 children. If you have more children, you can make the strips thinner so there will be more room for a couple more piles of rainbow strips. I’m all about using what you have on hand, as much as you can:)
Next, cut the white cloud out of a piece of white paper. I used white cardstock and cut it into a fun cloud shape, just keeping in mind that it needed to be wide enough to come under all of the colors.
Multiples Mom Tip: If your children are too young to cut their clouds, you can cut the clouds quickly by overlapping the white pieces of paper and cutting the cloud shapes.
Write on the cloud- Name:
You can write the beginning of a sentence and they can finish while you dictate it….”Hailey loves…rabbits!”.
Mulitiples Mom Tip: When you are doing kids activities with more than one child and each of them will need your help, you can have another simple station available that can be done independently while the other child waits. Matilda was able to independently work on her name on her cloud, while I helped Hailey and Jack with their Rainbow Cloud Kids Craft! So I had a box of crayons ready for her when she was ready to write her name.
Writing on the rainbow-description words:
You can talk about things you love about them as you write the words with them. You can have them write their own words if they are ready.
Glue on the colors of the Rainbow:
We overlapped the colors so they all fit underneath the cloud. You can overlap or not, depending on how wide you created your rainbow colors.
Here is Matilda’s Rainbow Kids Craft!
Add Faith for Kids Activity: Learn about God’s Gifts for Your Kids
If you add a picture of them: either as a baby, or at their current age, it’s a great visual for them that God blessed them with their unique gifts even when they were young babies.
You can change the way you have the Rainbow colors go, to accommodate the size of the picture and how much you want to write on the cloud. Hailey decided to have hers go horizontal.
Scripture from the Bible: Romans 12:6 “We have different gifts according to the gifts given to each of us.”
You can try to memorize this scripture as a family this week!
Family Talk: Discuss their gifts and how they have been blessed with them since God created them as babies. Talk about how they will find out more about their gifts as they grow! Ask them to think about what they love and what they are good at and encourage them that it is okay to be different, because they are uniquely made.
Apply it: How can we see our own gifts and what gifts do you see in others around you? God is always working for your good!
Including Multiple Ages in One Group Kids Activity:
For younger ones, you can add a facial expression and talk about feelings. You can write the color words on each strip for younger preschoolers too! You can say “Jesus loves you ____ and that makes me happy!”
For older kids, you can turn it the other way and create a story about a cloud or you can write a fun sentence related to St. Patrick’s Day, like “I feel lucky when I get to…”. Talk about how feeling lucky can be more about moments when you feel blessed and see blessings in your life, including your gifts!
What Rainbow Kids Activities will you try this Spring?!
How can you tie them back to Jesus’ love?
Hi! I’m Tracy Murdock, momspiring you with kids crafts and family fun to uplift our kids with love and faith! I’m a creative Christian Teacher Mom of twin daughters plus one busy boy, with a Master’s Degree in Education, and #1 Best-Selling Children’s Author & Illustrator of a picture book “Zoe in Double Trouble”; I give God all the glory for bringing me here.
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