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Rainbow Squares

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  • Paper
  • Copy machine
  • Dice
  • Crayons


What to do

1. Ahead of time, prepare a five-by-five grid with twenty-five squares on a piece of paper and make several copies.

2. When you are ready to begin, have the children roll one dice. Ask them to choose a crayon and color the correct number of squares on the grid. Repeat the process until all the squares are filled.


More to do

  • Math: On a larger grid, have older children use two die and color in the sum of the two numbers. Or, have two children each use their own dice and place a bean or button on the correct number of squares until the grid is covered; count to see which player has the most beans on the grid.
  • More art: Cut the squares apart and paste them onto colored paper in a design, creating a mosaic. Cut the grid into strips and use them for paper weaving.


-Tina Slater, Silver Spring, MD

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Math/Numbers/Reasoning
Topic: Colors
Content: The Arts: Visual Arts
Area: Fine Motor
Age: Kindergarten
Interaction: Individual Child

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