Rainbow Words Writing Activity for Spelling & Sight Words

Inside: Rainbow writing is a great way for children to practice spelling and sight words.

There’s no getting around it – repetition can be important to learning.

But repetition doesn’t have to be boring.

Taking a varied approach to the activities you choose for learning sight words, spelling lists or times tables and you’ll be much more likely to keep kids engaged with learning.

Rainbow writing is a simple activity idea and it’s great for kids who enjoy creative activities. After all, who doesn’t love a little rainbow in their day!

Rainbow sight words activity

If you check out our tips below, you can see that this is also a great activity for engaging kids who love stationery. I’ve met many a child in the years two to five grade range who just love novelty stationery! And you can totally capitilise on this interest with rainbow writing.

Did you know that we have a super handy printable hands-on spelling activities grid containing 35 different spelling activity ideas? Be sure to click through to grab a copy.

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Rainbow Writing Activity for Spelling & Sight Words

You will need:

  • Marker pens (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • White paper
  • Sight word cards or spelling list

Rainbow spelling practice activity


Pick one sight word or spelling word from the cards or list.

Rainbow words spelling activity

Encourage your child to use their best handwriting to copy the word on to the paper with the red marker.

Beneath the red word, they can then write the same word with the orange marker.

They can continue to write the word in order of the colours of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.

Rainbow spelling words activity

Repeat these steps with each word on the list.

Tip: Young children often like novelty pens, highlighters, crayons, markers and pencils. Make this activity more interesting by providing a range of  different writing tools.

Rainbow words sight words activity

Looking for spelling practice ideas for older students? Check out our printable pack of Spelling Activities for Any Word List. Great for grades three to six.

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