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Rainbow Science Box

Welcome to the colorful world of Rainbow Science! Discover the excitement of science, technology, engineering, art and math with our hands-on Rainbow Science Discovery Box. Kids will explore and discover rainbows by making a rainbow mobile, creating a painted hand print rainbow, designing a prism suncatcher and then making homemade rainbows

This hands-on junior kids subscription box celebrates thinking, questioning, and fun with creative projects that will have entertain kids of all ages!

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Educational Videos

Discover more about Rainbow Science

Your little ones can learn more about rainbows with these fun, kid-friendly videos that share rainbow knowledge, songs, activities and more! They’ll know the colors of the rainbow in no time.

STEAM DIY Ideas

Activities for At-Home Learning

Want to take your kids’ learning further? You’re in luck!
At Green Kid Crafts, we were blogging before blogging was a thing. We’ve got DIY rainbow activities that will keep your kids entertained for days.

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Rainbow Heart Valentine’s Science Craft

By Gifts Kids Can Make, Arts and Craft Projects for Kids, Color Science, Cool Science Experiments for Kids, Holiday DIY Crafts, Rainbow Science, Science Experiments for School Aged Kids, Seasonal and Holiday Activities, Valentine's Day CraftsNo Comments
STEAM Activity: Rainbow Heart Valentine's Science Craft These rainbow heart Valentine's science crafts can be used as decorations and are a quick “tie dye” craft. They also make a good...
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More At-Home Learning Resources

We’ve collected and curated even more ways for kids to learn about Rainbows!
Podcasts, books, organizations and initiatives, and more.

Worth a Listen

Worth a Listen

Curious Kid Podcast: Curious About Rainbows

Olivia and her dad learn all about rainbows. They answer the question, “Is it possible to touch a rainbow?”

Listen along and learn what a rainbow is, their shape, how they are formed, and even how to make one at home! Have a listen here.

Bedtime Explorers: Rainbow

Slow down and snuggle up with Kinderling’s relaxing meditation series Bedtime Explorers, specially designed to soothe kids to sleep. Join mindfulness coach Amy Taylor-Kabbaz, as she guides kids on a wonderful, imaginative journeys to the end of a rainbow.

Take a trip through the all the colors to discover your very own pot of gold! Have a listen here.

Smash Boom Best: Rainbows vs. Flowers

Here’s a fun twist on traditional podcasts. Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best!

In this episode, Brains On star Sanden Totten goes up against Forever Ago host Joy Dolo in a fun debate: flowers vs rainbows! Which do you think is cooler? Who do you think will win? Cast your vote and listen here.

Good Reads

What is a Rainbow? by Harriet Blackford

This book introduces very young children to STEM concepts. This simple story, includes humorous illustrations and fun-to-do experiments, makes the fascinating subject of rainbows come alive for preschoolers.

Everyone loves looking at rainbows—but what exactly are they? How are they created? This book takes a look at the science behind color and light.

How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney

This book will teach your little ones the importance of teamwork and perseverance through one little forgotten box of seven crayons with unique personalities and their desire to see the world in color. The crayons create the biggest rainbow they can and bring color back to the world.

The World Made a Rainbow by Michelle Robinson

Inspired by the rainbows that children across the world create and display, The World Made a Rainbow is beautiful story with a hopeful message of staying connected to the people we love.

This story reminds us that light can’t shine without dark, rainbows can’t color the sky without rain, and the world is full of hope and possibility, even if we feel lost and alone. A donation for every hardcover copy sold is made to Save the Children.

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Educational Resources

The Optical Society Presents: Optics for Kids

The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading global forum for light science and technology. Their mission is to promote the generation, application and archiving of knowledge in optics and photonics, and to disseminate this knowledge worldwide. OSA’s commitment to excellence and long-term learning is the driving force behind all its initiatives.

OSA created Optics for Kids, educational resources for kids to learn more about optics, the science of light, a branch of physics describing how light behaves and interacts with matter. Take time to explore all of their resources, including activities and even careers in optics.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

UCAR is a nonprofit consortium of North American colleges and universities focused on research and training in the Earth system sciences. They manage the National Center for Atmospheric Research on behalf of the National Science Foundation. They offer community programs that encourage diverse students to pursue science careers.

UCAR brings together the Earth system science community to exchange ideas, discuss challenges, and share learnings. By connecting researchers and educators with cutting-edge resources, and with the private sector, they take research out of the lab into the real world for the benefit of society. Learn more about them and explore their educational resources, like this in depth look into rainbows.

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