Rainbow fun

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In honor of both the Noah story and St. Patrick’s Day we’re having LOTS of rainbow themed fun!  We’re integrating music, Bible stories, math and art.  What great fun!

To begin the week we HAVE to learn the rainbow song and read the NOAH STORY {there’s a Noah song we learn too but I’ll post about Noah another day}.

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple,

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple,

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple

makes the rainbow BRIGHT, BRIGHT, BRIGHT!

We made rainbow colored splatter paintings using droppers and all of the colors of the rainbow.  Who doesn’t love getting messy at preschool?

Our paint is ready to go!  Check out those fun droppers from Discount School Supplies.

Each and every piece of art turned out so different.  Aren’t they pretty?  I can’t wait to hang them around the classroom!

We made simple rainbows using 1 inch squares of paper in each color.  This is a great fine motor activity for little fingers!  As the teacher I first draw each colored arch with a crayon and then it gets covered as the squares are placed down.

We use the left over rainbow squares to practice patterning.  We’ve got to mix in a little math here or there.

For additional math skills we sort objects by rainbow colors using TWEEZERS!  I just love my kid tweezers!  Simply make a HUGE rainbow out of construction paper.

Grab a bucket of colored items for the kids to sort.

We used tweezers which adds entertainment value for me.  🙂  I cracked up watching them attempt to pick up a plastic strawberry using tweezers.

Here are a few of my rainbow sorting helpers!

We practiced writing our names (or the first letter of our names depending on the age) using all of the colors of the rainbow.  Have the students sing the rainbow song to figure out what color comes next.  First I write their name or first letter gently in pencil for them to trace.

We painted our hands to create this super cute rainbow art project.  Paint the pinkie finger red, ring finger orange, middle finger yellow, pointer finger green, thumb violet and the entire palm white.  Help the kids drag their finger tips in an arch (not placing the palm down)  before stopping to make a hand print.

To study color mixing (Science) put a TON of caro syrup in 3 ziplock bags.  To the first bag add red food coloring and seal WELL.  To the second bag add yellow food coloring and to the third add blue food coloring.  Seal all of the bags well!  Then use a light box, a window or simply a white piece of paper to show how colors mix by overlapping portions of the bags.  Don’t actually mix the colors, just overlap the bags.

We also make these super cute rainbow/clouds.  I used crepe paper for the rainbows, but of course the store was out of orange and had to use tissue paper for that one.  We actually cut out 2 clouds and then stuffed the “trimmings” in the middle to give it a puffed up look.  Download the cloud PDF

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Rainbow themed ideas are NEVER ending!  Enjoy them year round with your kiddos!

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One thought on “Rainbow fun

  1. SO many fun ideas here!! I am definitely pinning this to my Rainbow Theme board… by the way, I’ve seen your “Egged” printables all over Pinterest! SO many fab ideas you have! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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