Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rainbow day!

 Sorry that I have not been around lately, but I ended up getting very sick the week before Easter.  Needless to say, we didn't get to most of the fun Easter crafts I had planned.  So yesterday was the first day I felt better, and we were suppose to have rainbow day with the moms group.  Well, everyone but one mom canceled and she had a 6 month old, so I just let the kids play at the park at that time.  So we did our own rainbow day at home after nap time.  I had the kids do a fun easy craft. And I must say that one pet peeve that I found while looking up books and crafts that talk about rainbows, is that many leave indigo out.  If I am going to teach my children the correct info, I wish they would include all the correct info in the books, and crafts out there. 

Supplies needed:
paper plate cut in half
tissue paper cut in strips in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet
crayons in those same colors
glue stick

I went ahead and drew in the lines for the kids, then have them color in the colors of the rainbow in the correct order.  You know, ROY G BIV.  Remember that from grade school?

 Next have the kids glue the strips of tissue paper (I found a large package with most of the colors at Meijer in the card section for $5), onto the back of the paper plate.  We did the colors on both ends of the rainbow.

 We did go ahead and punch a hole at the top and strung some yarn through.  The kids were very excited to hang them in the windows to make the house more colorful!

I also went ahead and made some rainbow cookies.  I saw these on this blog back around St. Pat's day and had it bookmarked.  I couldn't wait to try them!  They turned out so cute, and very yummy!

Books we read:
Minnie's Rainbow by Sheila Sweeny-Higginson
Duckie's Rainbow by Frances Barry


Elle Belles Bows said...

What a fun day!

Love the rainbows and the cookies turned out great!


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