Discover nature’s rainbow

Rainbows have become such a hopeful symbol. Draw your own rainbow and match the colours with those that you can find in nature. A great activity in spring and summer when flowers start to bloom.


natures rainbow
©Lyndsay Mark

What you will need:

  • Paper
  • Coloured pens, pencils or paint
  • A view of nature (outdoors or from a window)

How to make nature’s rainbow:

  1. Draw or paint a colourful rainbow on your piece of paper and cut it out.
  2. Take it outside, or hold it up at the window, to match the colours with natural objects (such as flowers, trees, animals and rocks).
  3. Try to find natural objects for all the colours in your rainbow.


natures rainbow 2
© Lyndsay Mark


Let us know what you find using #DiscoverLearnPlay

This activity was developed as part of Let’s Notice Nature initiative- Earn Your Stripes, a partnership initiative with Scottish Badgers

Let’s Notice Nature – environmental education & nature connection for all




Time to complete

30 mins

Suitable for age

Suitable location

Resource Level

Curriculum linked

Expressive Arts (artistic skills and use of different materials)

Sciences (biology; ecology; natural history)


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