Make a Lego Rainbow

We are huge Lego fanatics.   We have made our own Lego Instruction Books; we’ve done  Lego playdoh printing,  car races,  relay races,  hunts, and Lego painting! My son just celebrated his fourth birthday and I threw him a Lego-themed birthday party that was a big hit.

Lego Rainbow-1-2

Our house is now even more inundated with Legos than it was before… so we’ve been using our imaginations to create loads of activities using our new toys.

Lego Rainbow

Since we love anything holiday-related and are getting excited for St. Patrick’s Day, we decided to create Lego rainbows this week.

These rainbows can easily be made without any tools other than Legos and a white piece of paper, but I decided to make a little paint rainbow to help my son have a visual organizer as he created his rainbow.

Materials Needed for Lego Rainbow:

  • an assortment of Legos in various sizes
  • chunky markers (we used our do-a-dot paint markers)
  • large drawing paper

rainbow craft activity

Directions to Make Lego Rainbows:
  • (Optional) Draw a rainbow on the large drawing paper to use as a visual organizer for your child. You can also let your child do this.
  • Sort your Legos by color
  • Start creating your Lego rainbow!

 

We love to embed learning into our simple activities. This project focused on learning about…
  • the colors of the rainbow (pairing the visual color with the name of the color)
  • sizes and shapes (we talked about the different sizes/shaped Legos while we created)
  • directions (right, left, on top, around, etc. were all vocabulary words reviewed during this activity)
  • patterns (My son attempted to organize some of the rows of Legos in different patterns- ABBA, ABA, etc. We talked about them while we created)
rainbow craft activity
If you’re looking for any other beautiful rainbow themed posts, there were several shared over on It’s Playtime. I also loved Heather’s Primary Colors Wheel and Jamie at Hands On: As We Grow had fun finding a rainbow with her son in their toys. Wouldn’t it be fun to use Legos and paint to teach kids about mixing primary colors to make the colors of the rainbow?
Do you have any other simple rainbow projects that you like to do with your kids?
What about any other Lego themed activities?

23 Comments

  1. What a fun and colorful idea!

  2. Wonderful use of Lego (again).
    Thanks for thinking outside the box – and sharing it with us.
    Cheers
    Inger

  3. Thanks!! 🙂 Legos are so awesome to create with.

  4. Thanks Holly. I seriously have been addicted to rainbows lately. The colors are so cheerful!

  5. I love this and can’t wait to have my kids make a Lego rainbow. Great idea!

  6. What a colorful and unique idea! I love it!

  7. How smart is this project!! My kids love Legos too and I’ve never thought to have them create pictures with them. I also love the idea of doing patterns. Thanks for sharing at AfterSchool.

  8. Beautiful. Anything lego related is great and this is fabulous.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty! Great to see you there!

    Maggy & Alissa

  9. I love this! It’s a simple concept with sooo many learning opportunities. And there’s no huge prep! I think both of my little ones would really enjoy doing this. Thank you!

  10. This is such a simple, great idea. Wonderful picture too.

  11. What a cute idea! Our legos have been neglected recently, so this is a good idea to bring them to life again.
    Thanks for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday. : )

  12. What a fun, creative idea!! Love any excuse to play with legos =-) I am featuring this idea on TGIF this Friday!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!! Feel free to come grab an I was featured button any time and I look forward to seeing you again on Friday,
    Beth =-)

  13. Hi, I seriously have been addicted to rainbows lately. The colors are so cheerful!
    thanks

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