With St. Patrick's Day approaching, I thought it would be fun to do some rainbow activities. Plus, Mikayla has been talking a lot about rainbows, so she was super excited when her momma woke up this morning feeling 100% back to normal and ready to play!
We started off the morning doing a little "old school" painting of the rainbow. I guess that's all my creativity could muster up. I found a rainbow outline here. I copied and pasted it into a regular document and made it to the size I wanted it. Then I let Mikayla get out her paints. Oh, how this girl loves her paints!
We used the correct color order of the rainbow and for those that didn't know (that would be me) the rainbow colors in order are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet (which most just combine the last two colors and call it purple). Just think - ROY G. BIV. Although this really works, does anyone else have a more fun way to remember the colors in order?
I was pretty impressed on how much she stayed within the lines and that the paints didn't go everywhere. To help her recognize colors, I had Mikayla find the color of paint when I told her what colors should go next. Then we continued to review the colors as we went along. For some reason she has the most trouble with yellow (or lellow)?
After the paint dried, I cut out the rainbow and pasted it to blue construction paper. Then I got out my cotton balls and we made big, puffy clouds at the ends. See? Old school.
Find assorted fruits that match the colors of the rainbow. We used strawberries for RED, oranges for ORANGE, bananas for YELLOW, grapes for GREEN, blueberries for BLUE, and purple grapes for PURPLE. (I'm a little early for the rainbow theme for Muffin Tin Monday, aren't I?)
This was such the cute activity and good, too! It kind of acted as a lunch for the kids. I was a little nervous at first that Mikayla would poke herself, but she was rather cautious. As we did this together, we continued to review the colors and made sure we went in order.
Austin had a blast eating the fruit...although he didn't care for the banana and oranges, so I made one for him minus the two fruits. He had so much fun taking them off the skewer. He was sitting in my lap, so it was hard to get a good picture of him.
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