Activity / Experiment: Eating the Rainbow

Eating fruits and vegetables can provide you with many vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that can help you live a healthy, active lifestyle. How many colors of the rainbow can you eat on any given day? Remember, only colors from fruits and vegetables count!

Materials Needed:

  • Writing implement (i.e. pen, pencil, crayon, marker)
  • Printed Rainbow Chart or blank piece of paper
  • Fruits & Vegetables already have in the house


  1. Print out the blank Rainbow Chart below (instead of printing, you can also draw the chart on a blank piece of paper).
  2. Use a magnet to keep it on your refrigerator or put it somewhere close to where you eat most of your meals.
  3. When you eat a fruit or vegetable of a specific color, write down the name of the food in the appropriate day’s box.
  4. At the end of each day, tally how many colors you ate.
  5. Repeat each week to see if you can eat even more colors!


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