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Experiment - Make a rainbow with Skittles

A really fun and easy-to-do experiment that will help you teach on God's promises, the fruit of the Spirit and the Body of Christ

Watch the video below to discover how you can make a rainbow on a plate while using a handful of Skittles. Arrange the Skittles in a circle around the edge of the plate, pour a little water onto the plate until it touches all the Skittles, then watch as the rainbow appears.

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What you need:

  • a bag of Skittles
  • a plate that curves up at the edges slightly
  • jug of water

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There are a number of stories, themes and topics that you can use this idea for:

Noah and God's Promises

Creating a rainbow on a plate with Skittles can be a colorful and interactive way to teach children about God's covenant with Noah and the broader theme of His promises. The rainbow that appears on the plate symbolizes God's promise never to flood the Earth again, just as the rainbow in the sky after the flood was a sign of His commitment.

This activity can also be expanded to explore various promises that God has made to us in the Bible. For example, God promises to love and guide us, to give us strength in times of need, and to offer us eternal life through Jesus. The different colors of the Skittles can represent these various promises, allowing children to visually connect with these profound truths.

Fruit of the Spirit

The Fruit of the Spirit, as described in Galatians 5:22-23, includes love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These are qualities that Christians strive to develop in their lives through the work of the Holy Spirit.

Using the Skittles rainbow activity, you can relate the diverse colors to the different aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit. Each color can symbolize one of these fruits, illustrating how they come together to form a beautiful spectrum of Christian virtues. Just as the Skittles dissolve and blend to create a rainbow, these virtues combine in the life of a believer to create a well-rounded, Christ-like character.

The Body of Christ

The metaphor of the Body of Christ emphasizes the unity and diversity within the Christian community. Each believer is unique and has different gifts, yet all are vital parts of the whole body, working together in harmony.

You can link this concept to the Skittles rainbow activity by explaining how each Skittle represents a member of the Body of Christ. Every color has a place and a purpose, and no single color can create the rainbow alone. Likewise, every believer has unique talents and abilities, and each one is necessary to fulfill the Church's mission on Earth.

By recognizing that unity doesn't require uniformity, children can understand the beauty of diversity within the Body of Christ. Just as each color of the Skittles rainbow is essential for the complete picture, each believer's unique contribution is vital to the Church's effectiveness and success.


In conclusion, the Skittles rainbow activity is not only a fun and engaging way to interact with children, but it's also a profound teaching tool. It can be used to illustrate essential Christian principles and doctrines, helping children visualize and understand these complex ideas in a tangible and memorable way. Whether exploring God's promises, the Fruit of the Spirit, or the Body of Christ, this activity offers a creative approach to faith education.


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