In case you’re thinking about throwing a rainbow themed party, here are some ideas for activities that we did at Emden’s recent three year birthday party.
We usually start with coloring because it’s a nice activity for kids to do while waiting for everyone to show up. Plus, it’s an activity that is great for letting kids warm up to everyone being there. I printed off some rainbow pages, Rainbow Brite pages, and Rainbow Dash coloring pages.
Kids had the option of making rainbow bracelets out of colorful pipe cleaners and rainbow beads. I used pipe cleaners because they’re a lot easier for little ones to string beads onto.
RAINBOW HOT AIR BALLOON PLASTIC PERLER FUSE BEADS
I had found some perler bead sets on sale and got them for next to nothing. The pattern was a hot air balloon and I thought it went well with the theme. My kids who are 3, 4, and 7 love making these at home and will spend an hour sitting there making a shape. However, it was a bit challenging for 3 year olds who had never done them before and even the older ones struggled. It was also a bit more challenging for a party setting because there’s not as much time and some of them lost interest. I think it would be a great activity for older kids or at a party where you had lots of time to do the activity.
Here are some other posts of mine on Emden’s rainbow party: