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.