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August 06, 2012

Rainbow Color Sorters

This past week in tot school we have been doing a rainbow theme. We have come to the end of our colors themes, so I figured rainbow was a good review and wrap up. We didn't get to all the activities I had planned last week, so I extended rainbow for another week.  

Here are a couple of color sorters we have been using: 

Toilet Paper Roll Sorter: 

Paint some Popsicle sticks. {I also painted that little container}

Paint a corresponding toilet paper roll. 

Toddlers can then sort the sticks into the rolls. 

Felt Rainbow:

I made this rainbow sheet with all the colors named. {Update} FIND THE FREE PRINTABLE HERE! Print two copies.

Cut each color strip out from one of the print outs. Use it as a template to cut the corresponding color of felt. 

Laminate the other print-out {just for protection}. 

Then, toddlers can place felt over laminated template to make rainbow. Its great fine motor skill work and color sorting! 

Check out other toddler rainbow activities in the full tot school post. 

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Deb Chitwood
Deb Chitwood said…
I LOVE your rainbow activities! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my DIY Sensorial Extensions Pinterest Board at
Lindsay said…
Love these! I think I'm going to steal the rainbow toilet paper sorters idea for tomorrow. Thanks for posting!
Unknown said…
How creative! :)

Thanks for linking up today!!
Unknown said…
How fun! i love all the colors!

Have a fantastic day! Drop by and say hi!
Jelli said…
Great project! I'm tweeting this!
Melissa Enault
Melissa Enault said…
Thanks for linking up at the GFC Blog Hop today! Hope you found some amazing new blogs and even some new friends!!

Melissa @ The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife
Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary
Love the rainbow theme! Just stopping by from the hop. Would love for you to check out details of a new, fun link up I'm co-hosting on my blog.
Carly said…
I love this! I am doing a unit with rainbows soon and would LOVE a copy of your rainbow template. If you'd be willing to share, email Thanks so much - keep up the good work, mama!
eve said…
I'm a preschool teacher getting ready to do a unit on rainbows, and would love a copy of your rainbow template. If you don't mind sharing, please send me the link at
Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!
Nanny-Gram said…
I am a grandmother doing some tot school with my granddaughters. We will be doing letter R in about a week, I would love a copy of your rainbow. Thank you for sharing all your neat ideas. Please send it to Thank you.
Anonymous said…
Love your rainbow ideas! We are doing Dogs Colorful Day and would love the template to include with our activities. Please send to Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous said…
Great Rainbow Ideas! This will be wonderful for our letter R and Spring activities
Anonymous said…
I love your felt rainbow. I a taught a class last year who were obsessed with rainbows and would love the template. Please send to
Thank you so much for sharing!