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Free Printable Rainbow Templates (Small, Medium, Large)

Our free printable Rainbow Templates come in three different sizes.
They are perfect for crafting especially when it comes to spring or weather crafts.

Do not forget to check out our rainbow craft ideas below. Let’s dive right in and get inspired by our free rainbow printables!

free printable rainbow templates

Fun Rainbow Facts

Prior to crafting I always create a small lesson plan and try to add a little knowledge to the fun craft.

For our rainbow printables, I researched some fun facts and matching books to engage my children while crafting. Here are some fun rainbow facts for kids:

  • Rainbows are circles, not multiple-colored arcs as they appear to be.
  • They can not be approached or touched.
  • Rainbows are formed when the sun shines on raindrops and the light bends.
  • Two people never have seen the same rainbow.
  • Rainbows also form when sunshine meets mist, fog, spray, and dew.
  • Every rainbow has 7 colors.
  • The rainbow colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue indigo, and violet.
  • ROYGBIV is a good way of memorizing them.
  • Rainbows created by the moon are called “moonbows”. I never saw one, it is possible but absolutely rare.

Those and more facts about rainbows can be found here.

Rainbow Myth

There are many myths about rainbows. Many cultures believed it was the pathway to god. In Japan, they called rainbows ” The floating bridge to heaven” and in North America “Pathway of Souls”.

The most popular myth is from Ireland. Were they believed that at the end of every rainbow is a pot of gold hidden and protected by a mischievous mythical creature the gold guard?

You can find those and more myths about rainbows here.

Free Rainbow Template Printables

Our printout of a rainbow comes in small, medium, and large.

They are especially popular during Spring and while studying the weather. Simply add them to your preschool curriculum and get your children excited.

But before we get started let’s look at the supply list you will need for our templates of rainbows:

Rainbow Cut Out Materials

Do you need advice on How to Introduce Crafting to your Preschooler? Then read our 10 tips that work next.

Easy Rainbow Activities

It is always nice to get an idea of how to use our simple rainbow outlines or see other related activities. I hope the following rainbow craft ideas will inspire you.

Here are Easy Rainbow Activity Ideas to keep you and your children entertained:

  • Learn About The Weather
  • Rainbow Story Time
  • R Is for Rainbows
  • Grow a Rainbow
  • Rainbow Coloring Sheet
  • DIY Rainbow Salt Painting
  • Rainbow Stencils

1. Learn About The Weather

As we already found out above there are so many fascinating rainbow facts.

Why not get one of the rainbow books above and teach your children more about these incredible rainbows? Print out one of our three rainbow templates and make a fun rainbow craft out of it to manifest your studies.

What is also a fun way of engaging your children in the subject is making your own rainbow cloud. They can learn by creating and seeing the process by themselves.

Here is the full instruction and the knowledge behind the DIY Rain Cloud. Go check it out!

What also helps in learning about the weather is to start simple with a weather chart and observe every day’s weather. You can print out our free Weather Chart Template here.

2. Rainbow Storytime

Story times are so much fun. While picking the theme rainbow for your next storytime, make sure to find a fun rainbow book.

Are you familiar with the rainbow song? It is an easy and fun way to learn the rainbow colors with your participants. We love to sing it during our storytime.

3. R is for Rainbow

Add our easy rainbow pattern templates to your preschool studies, while learning the letter ‘R’.

Print out some upper and lowercase letter R worksheets and let your students trace them.

You also can add some simple rainbow crafts for the letter R sound. Use our rainbow printables to craft.

Make sure to study each letter individually so your students can form memories for each letter and memorize them more easily.

free printable rainbow outlines

4. Grow a Rainbow

Did you actually know you can grow your own rainbow? It is so much fun.

With the help of markers and paper towels, you can easily make this fun rainbow experiment at home. Your kids will be amazed when they can see their rainbow grow.

Here is the full instruction on how to Grow a Rainbow with your children.

grow your own rainbow

5. Rainbow Coloring Pages

The easiest way of using our templates is as rainbow coloring pages. Take our large rainbow outline printable and turn it into an easy rainbow coloring sheet.

You can adjust the difficulty level depending on your children’s age. Use the larger picture of a rainbow for younger children and the smaller rainbow printables for older children.

free printable rainbow coloring page

6. DIY Rainbow Salt Painting

Instead of coloring their Rainbow sheets with markers, they can also try various new painting techniques to make them more interesting. For example, have they tried Salt Painting yet? It is really fun. Take a look at the link to find the full tutorial!

rainbow salt painting

7. Rainbow Stencils

Using our rainbow printouts as stencils is also an easy way to make an adorable rainbow craft. For rainbow stencils, I recommend using our smaller or medium-sized rainbow outlines!

We love using an old toothbrush for our stencil projects. With the help of watercolors, you can create beautiful rainbow artwork.

You can find the full instructions and complete Toothbrush Technique Guide here. Enjoy!

free printable rainbow templates

Do you enjoy our rainbow cut-out templates? Then check out all the other weather crafts. Try our Rainbow Quotes, Cloud Template, Sun Printables, Umbrella Outlines, or 75 Fun Weather Crafts next.

You loved crafting with our easy rainbow templates but your preschooler likes to learn how to draw a rainbow and clouds their selves? Then go check out this rainbow art tutorial with your kids next and try this fun rainbow cloud art project for preschoolers next.

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rainbow templates

Now it is your turn.
How did you enjoy our rainbow printable outlines? Which one did you use and what did you turn them into?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.
I would love to hear from you!