Grow your own rainbow activity

Somebody growing their own rainbow with kitchen role and felt tip pens.


You can't have a rainbow without water.

Rainbows are a symbol of hope especially during these difficult times, and every rainbow needs water.  Yet one in four health centres around the world don't have clean water. Can you imagine that?

This means many health workers and patients around the world are not able to wash their hands to stop the spread of illness and disease.

WaterAid wants to bring hope for people around the world by providing them with clean water to be able to wash their hands and remain healthy.

This activity shows how you can use coloured pens, water and kitchen roll to grow your very own rainbow, reminding you of the power water has to bring hope and health to people everywhere.

Find out how to grow your own rainbow below:


Who is this activity for?

This activity is suitable for children (and even adults!) of all ages. Younger children will need adult supervision.