Monday, June 29, 2020

Kinetic Sand Rainbow Activity for Preschoolers

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A simple fine motor rainbow activity for preschoolers using kinetic sand and pipe cleaners.

If you've been searching for a simple preschool rainbow activity, then you've got to give this kinetic sand rainbow idea a try! 

It's a great activity for toddlers and preschoolers to work on fine motor skills, color names, and the order of the colors of the rainbow while also getting in a bit of sensory play.

This preschool rainbow activity uses kinetic sand and pipe cleaners to work on fine motor skills

What You'll Need for this Preschool Rainbow Activity

Like most of the kinetic sand activities for kids you can find here on the blog, you won't need much in terms of materials. It's a simple low prep activity that you can set up for your toddlers or preschoolers in just mere minutes. 

I set this activity up for three year old K using:

  • Kinetic sand - Rolled and compacted into two medium sized balls

Fine motor activity for kids using kinetic sand and pipe cleaners

This Kinetic Sand Rainbow Activity for Preschoolers is Great for Building Fine Motor Skills

Not only is this activity great for working on fine motor skills, but it's a great way to work on the order of the colors of the rainbow.

I was curious if my three year old, K, would put the pipe cleaners in rainbow color order or not. Well, he certainly did! With no prompting or help from me, K assembled a perfect little rainbow, naming the colors as he went along.


Rainbow activity for preschoolers and toddlers using kinetic sand


Fine motor activity kinetic sand rainbow activity for kids


Want rainbow activities for kids? Try this kinetic sand rainbow activity

And the rainbow is complete!

Kinetic sand rainbow activity for toddlers and preschoolers

It was so pretty while it lasted because shortly after, in typical little kid fashion, K smashed this rainbow to pieces...haha

Other Rainbow Activities for Kids You'll Love

This post is part of the Fine Motor Series and includes these other fun fine motor activities:

This kinetic sand rainbow activity is perfect for preschool kids and toddlers to work on fine motor skills


  1. Is there nothing kinetic sand can't do, lol? And just for the record, our activities usually end the same way - build it, and then smash it or knock it down! ;)

    1. Hahaha! Life with preschoolers, right?? And I'm so happy to see you easing back into the blogging world!

  2. I've never heard of kinetic sand..apparently we're missing out over here!!

    1. Oooh you totally are! Kinetic sand is wonderful stuff to play with.