How Many Colors In A Rainbow STEM Activity

Rainbows are beautiful rays of color, but did you know they are actually made of sunlight? A rainbow is an arch of light showing a wide range of colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

Rainbows always have the same colors in the same order. In this activity, use your number and color skills to create a beautiful rainbow, count the colors, and see the order of the colors in a classic rainbow!

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  1. First, print our “How Many Colors In A Rainbow” printable.
  2. Next with your crayons, color the rainbow arches with the labeled colors.
  3. Once you color the full rainbow, use your number skills to count the colors.



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