Early Literacy Game: Rainbow Writing

Today, we're thrilled to introduce you to "Rainbow Writing," a fun and colorful game that can help your child develop early literacy skills in a playful and engaging way. Whether your child is just starting to learn letters or is already on their way to reading, Rainbow Writing is a fantastic activity that can be easily done at home. Let's dive in and explore how you can play this delightful game with your little one!

Rainbow Writing is a simple but effective activity that can be done with just a few supplies. All you’ll need is white paper, and markers, crayons, or colored pencils.

Rainbow Writing

Ability level: all ages


  1. Choose a letter or a word that you want your child to practice. It could be a letter from the alphabet or a simple word that your child is familiar with.

  2. Write the letter or word in large, clear letters on a white piece of paper using a pencil. Leave enough space for your child to trace over the letters.

  3. Invite your child to choose a marker, crayon, or colored pencil of their choice, and show them how to trace over the letters with different colors, creating a rainbow effect. Encourage them to take their time and enjoy the process of tracing over the letters.

  4. As your child traces over the letters, you can talk about the letter's name, its sound, or the word it represents. You can also ask your child to say the letter or word out loud as they trace it, reinforcing their learning and engagement.

  5. Encourage your child to use different colors for each letter or to create their own rainbow patterns, making the activity even more exciting and creative!

  6. Repeat the process with other letters or words that you want your child to practice. You can choose different colors for each letter or word to create a beautiful rainbow of letters and words on the paper.

Benefits: Rainbow Writing is not only a fun and creative activity, but it also offers several benefits for your child's early literacy development:

  1. Letter Recognition: Rainbow Writing helps your child practice recognizing letters in a visually appealing and engaging way. The use of different colors can make the letters stand out and capture your child's attention, making the learning process more enjoyable.

  2. Letter Formation: Tracing over the letters with different colors can help your child practice proper letter formation, reinforcing the correct way to write each letter.

  3. Vocabulary Building: As you talk about the letters or words while playing Rainbow Writing, your child can reinforce their vocabulary and language skills, making connections between the written and spoken word.

Rainbow Writing is a delightful and effective game that can help your child develop early literacy skills while having fun with colors and creativity. With just a few supplies and a little bit of imagination, you can easily incorporate this engaging activity into your child's daily routine. So why not grab some markers or crayons and start your own Rainbow Writing adventure with your child today? Happy writing!