Rain and Rainbows
Rain and Rainbows
If you live in the North, March is not necessarily sunny. It’s likely cold and rainy. Not exactly a good time to make rainbows. If you wait a few weeks and do the rain and rainbows theme at the beginning of April, it will probably make more sense for you and the kiddos.
In order to make a rainbow you need rain. We have some really fun and wet activities to help children understand that rainbows start with rain.
For this drippy art project you’ll need paper, glue, liquid water color, crayons, pipettes, and cotton balls. First, the children color rainbows on their paper. While they’re busy with that mix up some blue glue. Make the mixture very runny. The children use the pipettes to run the glue across the top of the paper. Pick up the paper and let the glue drip straight down. When they have the drips as far as they like they can add their cotton balls to the top to form clouds.
This is a teacher made toy to bring to the water table. The teacher poked holes in the bottom of a plastic Dollar Store container and the kiddos make it rain.
I found this pic on the internet somewhere on the internet. I see what looks like Velcro circles on each rain drop. This could be a matching game with letters, numbers, names…you program your rain drops to your needs.
Puddle jumping game. This game comes from nurturstore.co.uk. Teachers make this game. The game is highly adaptable to numbers, letters or math problems. All you need is construction paper, scissors, tape, and a permanent marker.
Every child got to add their hand print in this huge project!
Three different classrooms three different rainbows. Three year olds made first rainbow display. Four year olds who used tempura paint to make the next display of rainbows. The last rainbow was made by 4 year olds with different materials for each color.