Explore the wonders of colour in our natural environment with this fun & creative activity. This activity is suitable for anyone with an interest & ability to recognise colour - it is appropriate for both children & adults. The guidelines have been written with children & parents in mind & this activity can easily be modified to suit your needs. As a guide we suggest this activity is appropriate for children aged 3+ 


Your PDF contains: 


  • A step by step guide to creating a mixed media rainbow
  • A step by step guide to creating a wax resist & watercolour rainbow
  • Guidance on how you might use your rainbow on a nature walk or in your garden 
  • An additional recording chart  
  • A rainbow template
  • Extension activity ideas


A printer is only necessary if you wish to print a paper copy, template or chart. It is possible to complete the activity without use of a printer. 


In addition you will also need: paper & a range of coloured materials such as crayons, paints, stickers or pencils 


This activity involves


  1. Creating a rainbow of colour (with potential to explore colour mixing)
  2. Anticipating where we might see different colours in nature - according to the weather, the season & location of our walk 
  3. Recording our ideas
  4. If possible, taking a walk together 
  5. Focusing our attention whilst outside 
  6. Connecting more deeply with nature
  7. Discovering a world of colour around us
  8. Recording our observations
  9. Reviewing & comparing our expectations with our experience 
  10. The potential to incorporate our learning & create adapted resources, if we chose to repeat the exercise


Payment / Free download 


During the COVID-19 pandemic this resource is being provided free of charge for those who would otherwise not be able to pay. To download for free input this code at the checkout: RNW


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If you wish to print only select pages - such as templates, please note you will need to select these pages in your print settings.

Rainbow Nature Walk Activity

  • This product is for domestic use only.

    This product is not to be used for commercial gain or purposes. 

    Jo Blaker retains the copyright to all illustration, design & text contained within this document.


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