Rainbow Poem for Kids (Free Printable Worksheet)

Working on a Rainbow Poem is an exercise to help children understand the feelings they get from each color. It’s an enjoyable and playful way to teach and reinforce the concepts of color, and to learn the colors of the rainbow.

It also gives kids a way to express some creativity and play with words.

Kids can write their poems on the page, and then color and decorate the rainbow picture and the border of the page. 

Write Rainbow Inspired Poems with Your Kids

Rainbows are a beautiful and inspiring sight—and when kids see a rainbow, it can really make their day.

Now you can share that magic with them by sharing this free rainbow poem activity with your child.

free printable rainbow poem worksheet for kids

Writing a rainbow poem with your kids can help get them excited about spring. This simple poetry writing activity is also great for a weather topic.

This is a fun way to inspire a child’s imagination and creativity.

A Rainbow Poem is such an easy way to write poetry with kids, and once they are more confident they can start to consider aspects like the rhyme scheme. Writing poetry is a terrific creative outlet!

Every child’s poem will be unique and kids can feel proud of the cool poem that they have written.

Alternate Version (Colors of the Rainbow without Indigo and Violet)

Although they are not official colors of the rainbow, you may like to include pink and purple so here is an alternative version of the rainbow poem worksheet where indigo and violet are replaced with pink and purple.

free printable rainbow poem template for kids with pink and purple

Color Inspiration

Let’s think about some of the themes you can use for each color, if the children need some inspiration.

You could have the kids make a list of ideas and see how many things or objects of each color they can think of.

This activity can be done either before, or after, writing your rainbow color poems.

rainbow color fruit



  • Oranges
  • Sunrise and sunset
  • Pumpkin
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Tiger
  • Construction cones






Violet or Purple

  • Grapes
  • Lavender
  • Eggplant / Aubergine
  • Magician’s Cape
  • Amethyst
bright rainbow in the sky with clouds

You can talk about physical things that you think of for each color, or write about feelings you associate with each color.

The book The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas. is useful for this, as is the book Colour me Happy by Shen Roddie and Ben Court

Example Poem

Red Stamp your feet, feel the heat… Anger like fire

Orange Bright and bold, let the energy take hold

Yellow Sunshine and buttercups, we feel happy.

Green Grass, Green tea, we feel as calm as can be.

Blue – I feel blue, watch out the window as the blue rain drip drops.

Pink is sweet as candy floss, love is in the air.

Violet purple party time, let’s get wild.

Famous Rainbow Poems

If you need a little more inspiration before you start to write rainbow inspired poetry, check out some of these famous rainbow poems.

These can be fun to read and discuss with school aged kids. Older kids or younger kids can both have some cool insights when reading poetry!

There are also lots of popular rainbow songs that you could explore, especially with younger kids. These are perfect for the preschool crowd.

The Rainbow by Christina Rosetti

Boats sail on the rivers,
  And ships sail on the seas;
But clouds that sail across the sky
  Are prettier far than these.

There are bridges on the rivers,
  As pretty as you please;
But the bow that bridges heaven,
  And overtops the trees,
And builds a road from earth to sky,
  Is prettier far than these.

The Rainbow by William Wordsworth

My heart leaps up when I behold

A rainbow in the sky:

So was it when my life began;

So is it now I am a man;

So be it when I shall grow old,

Or let me die!

The Child is father of the Man;

I could wish my days to be

Bound each to each by natural piety.


Click the download button below for a free instant digital download of both versions of the worksheet, in PDF format.

These rainbow poem templates are free to use for personal or classroom use.

What are you waiting for? Grab this fun and FREE worksheet and get ready to start writing your own rainbow poem

If you are using this Rainbow Poem as a St. Patrick’s Day theme then you will also want to check out the famous Irish prayer May The Road Rise Up To Meet You – We have a printable to color and lots more.

More Rainbow Activities for Kids

To extend the rainbows topics, have a go at some of these fun and simple rainbow activities for kids from rainbow crafts, to healthy rainbow snacks, and more.

Make 3D Rainbow Craft with the kids, perfect for St. Patrick’s. Day

Make a Popsicle stick rainbow craft with the kids

Make DIY Rainbow stackers using clay

Make a Rainbow Busy Bag for little hands to work on fine motor skills

Eat some healthy and yummy rainbow sandwiches

Make your own rainbow suncatcher to explore light and shadows outside in the sun.

Explore color mixing with our free printable color mixing worksheets

More Poetry Activities for Kids

Exploring poetry with kids is a great way to get them excited about language. Here are a few more kids poetry resources we have available here on In The Playroom.

Introducing Children to the Poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson

Autumn Poem Activity for Kids

From a Railway Carriage Poetry Activities for Kids

Remembrance Day Poetry with Kids


We hope you enjoyed this free printable activity for kids to write a rainbow poem.

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Rainbow poem activity for kids, with free printable worksheet to use as a template for the poem. Explore the topics colors and poetry.

We hope you enjoyed our free resource and find these print outs useful for your home or  school classroom. These free worksheets can be adapted for kids of all ages.

Our Rainbow Poem worksheets allow students to create original poems, learn about the elements of a rainbow, practice rhyming and writing poetry, and explore the power of color!

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