What’s better than easy rainbow crafts for preschoolers? How about an easy edible craft for preschoolers?! These yummy rainbow colored snacks are a fun way to have a crafty morning while practicing colors and having a sweet marshmallow treat. The Easy Rainbow Snack on a Stick for Preschool will delight your students as they create a 3D rainbow treat to snack on all day (or it might disappear quite quickly).
Rainbow Crafts for Kids:
RAINBOW SNACK IDEAS FOR PRESCHOOL
A RAINBOW THEME FITS NATURALLY IN PRESCHOOL AS CHILDREN EXPLORE AND LEARN COLORS, OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SPECIAL HOLIDAY IN MARCH.
Rainbow theme snacks and crafts are a great, interactive way to explore colors. And what child doesn’t love a cereal snack?!
I love this rainbow snack for preschool because it doubles as a craft! Creating the snack will be half the fun and provide an opportunity for students to practice naming colors. And if you’ve ever smelled a classroom ripe with piles of fruit loop snacks, you also know that sense will be highly activated!
The froot loop cereal craft comes together in just a few easy steps. Do it for a morning snack or an afternoon treat. If you’d rather not fill up on added sugars, make the craft with colorful fruit or maybe cotton balls and colored beads (inedible of course).
As you work those fine motor muscles by sliding Kellogg Froot Loops Jumbo Snax (no high fructose corn syrup and packaged perfectly for snacking) onto a stick, you can encourage thinking and talking:
- What are the colors of the rainbow?
- Are they in a specific order?
- What’s your favorite color?
- What colors do you see around you?
What Can Preschoolers Learn From Rainbow Crafts?
CRAFTING WITH KIDS
CRAFT PROJECTS USING ANYTHING FROM CONSTRUCTION PAPER TO WATERCOLORS HELP CHILDREN REACH A RANGE OF DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES.
Sharing a variety of craft projects (and snacks) helps children develop important developmental skills:
- Fine motor skills
- Pattern recognition
- Skill practice
- Language skills
Why Is It Important For Kids To Do Crafts?
Besides the fact that kids love arts and crafts projects, there are so many other reasons you should do break out the tissue paper, glue, and scissors.
How To Make the Rainbow Snack Stick
How to Make the Snack
- Wood Coffee Stir Stick
- Froot Loops Cereal
- Large Marshmallows (room temperature)
- Add froot loops cereal to the stick in rainbow color order (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple).
- Repeat this step, if desired , if you have room on the stick. Leave room at each end of the stick for the marshmallow.
- Stick a marshmallow on each end of the stick to complete the snack.
Use the leftover cereal to sort onto colored construction paper mats.
Graph the leftover cereal onto a graph, totaling up the number of each color.
Since the rainbow snack won’t last long, allow children to draw and color their snack on a piece of paper.