Sensory play offers children lots of varied opportunities to discover the world around them and is also a lot of fun. Since everything is better with rainbows, I’ve put together a list of 35 of the best classic activities and materials for sensory play – but everything is in rainbow colours!
This rainbow sensory play list will help you learn how to dye materials into rainbow colours for sensory play, or how to use rainbow colours to make sensory activities more inviting and fun.
The featured activities are from the creative mums and teachers of the Kid Blogger Network (including a few of my own favourites from In The Playroom).
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I’ve split the materials and activities into categories so that it’s easier to find what you’re looking for. Wet and dry sensory materials are listed separately, since some children cope better with the latter. If you’re new to sensory play, or your child is wary of getting their hands to messy then these can be a gentler introduction to tactile sensory play.
In this list you will find:
- Rainbow Sensory Bottles and Discovery Bottles
- Rainbow Ice Play
- Rainbow Light and Vision Play
- Dry Rainbow Sensory Play Materials
- Wet Rainbow Sensory Play Materials
- Rainbow Sensory Doughs
- Rainbow Sensory Art
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Let’s get started! Click through the links under each picture to find out more about each activity and get the full instructions on how to put these sensory activities together.
Rainbow Sensory Bottles
Rainbow Ice Play
Rainbow Light and Vision Play
Dry Rainbow Sensory Play Materials
Wet Rainbow Sensory Play Materials
Rainbow Sensory Doughs
Rainbow Sensory Art
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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.