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R is for Rainbow

on January 11, 2013

Or if you’re Joseph, R is for Wainbow 🙂

We had tons of fun with the rainbow theme this week. There are oodles of resources on the web – so many that I had a hard time narrowing it down. But here are some of the highlights . . .

Rainbow Crafts:

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Do-A-Dot Rainbow

Paper Plate Rainbow

Paper Plate Rainbow

rainbow bracelet

rainbow bracelet

Fingerprint Rainbow

Fingerprint Rainbow

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Water Color Rainbow

Water Color Rainbow

We made rainbow crayons with old broken crayons . . . (bake at 250F/120C for 8-10 min). The kids thought this was so cool and really enjoyed coloring with their new creations. (Even I couldn’t resist drawing a picture or two!)

Before . . .

Before . . .

. . . after!

. . . after!

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Taste a Rainbow! . . . We made rainbow cookies (just substitute mini M&M’s for chocolate chips in your favorite recipe)

Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookies

The kids had fun with this Roll-A-Rainbow game from Share & Remember  (great site! and she has lots more rainbow ideas too!) where you roll a die to determine what color M&M to place on the rainbow. When it’s all filled up, you eat it!

Roll-A-Rainbow Game

Roll-A-Rainbow Game

Rainbow Science:

This stuff was geared more toward Jorja, but Joseph had just as much fun participating. First we learned about the three primary colors, then we did an experiment with colored ice cubes to see what happens when you mix them together. I had Jorja write the combinations like math equations in her notebook . . .

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Then we mixed the ice cubes  together in various combinations and waited for them to melt and see what would happen . . .

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Then I gave them this color wheel to paint, showing the primary and secondary colors.

Color Wheel

Color Wheel

And now, to finish the week off, the kids are going to watch The Wiggles Racing to the Rainbow 🙂

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4 responses to “R is for Rainbow

    • Thanks. I’d like to give credit where it’s due but I can’t remember which site I got this idea from. She called it “Rainbow Soup” which I thought was cute 🙂 The kids loved it.

  1. mummyshymz says:

    Love the ice-cubes idea!

  2. Wow, that looks like a very busy week!! Fun!!

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