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Counting is one of the core ideas that we teach our kids. Whether toddlers or preschoolers, counting is incredibly important. That does not mean that it has to be boring. Encouraging children to learn and practice number recognition and counting is easily done with fun, colorful activities such as this Colorful Rainbow Color & Count Printables.


Colorful Rainbow Color and Count Printables

Rainbows are one of my favorite parts of spring and St. Patrick’s Day. Rainbows are a magical experience that occurs when rain and sun clash. Each element must be in place in order for it to occur. Purely natural magic!

These fun free printables allow children to color, which is a fun activity, while practicing number recognition and counting.

Materials Needed

Free Printable (Download Below)
Crayons or Colored Pencils

Optional: Dice

How To

After printing out the free printable, give it to your child.

Children can choose which colors to color with, a rainbow theme would be fun. The first option is to just let the children color the numbers as they wish, in any order they prefer. You can go over the number that they are coloring and as they go, count from 1 to that number.

The other option is to roll a dice. When you roll a number, have the child color that number. Our favorite dice are large foam dice, they are quiet and fun! You can also have children count from 1 to that number as they color.
A third option is to follow the beginning of these two options and then have the child fill each number in with different patterns. This could include stripes, dots, or whatever pattern the child decides.

Free Printable Rainbow Color and Count

If you are interested, we also have our fun Spring Flower Color & Count.