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My Favorite Rainbow Activities
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Teaching Heart Rainbow Free Printables...
Rainbow Mini Packet
for Kindergarten and Preschool... Includes:
Teaching Heart's Rainbow Themed Math and Reading Mini-Pack for Preschool and Kindergarten Classrooms! Wonderful resource for review fun, spring centers, St. Patrick's Day, or a weather unit! Files are as stated below!
Rainbow Centers and Activities for Math and Literacy Fun!
1.) Rainbow Shape Match CenterYou can use this as a take it to your seat center or you can just print both sheets and have your students cut and glue the shapes to page 2. I laminated and used Velcro to attach the pictures. Student matches the shapes.
2.) Rainbow Puzzle GameA Counting Game that is easy to play and set-up. Great for counting review or to use during a class party or with a parent helper.
3.) RAINBOW HAT CRAFT - This file contains the printable for the rainbow hat below. A few pages of SURPRISE bonus treats are included in this file.
4.) Printables to make a ROY G. BIV
5.) Letter sound puzzles in a rainbow theme a-z
6.) Roll Say Keep Rainbow Themed Number Recognition Game.
RAINBOW PASTA GAMES
Click here for details! - these are ones you can drink!
Provide every child with a
shallow container of milk.
TASTE A RAINBOW
(See my post about this here.)
Watch this cute how to video!
Hungry for a Rainbow?
Mmmm Rainbow Cupcakes. There is a Rainbow on the outside and when you bite the inside you see many colors of the rainbow
Look at some of the RAINBOW fun found in our weather packet
Do you know
printables to make him are included
another of the many files found in the weather
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So much fun with Rainbow Water Beads!
I love these water beads?
Get a few colors and small containers and you have a fun
Fun Rainbow Centers! - Click here to get these!
Rainbow Race Student Game
- You supply a dice with six
colors (you can buy a wooden cube at a craft store and
color each side).
The Colors of the Rainbow
This includes sentences strips for your pocket chart. The strips are in color and include pictures to make the text easy to read. You can use this as a center. Place the strips in a pocket chart along with our center sheet that matches this. The center sheet in in black and white. The student write the color word in the blank and then colors the pictures to match the text. When they are finished they cut apart the strips, staple in the corner and take home a little book.
This is free to print from
Raindrop Contraction Center
this includes all the
manipulatives - teacher prints, laminates, and cuts. You
can store these in baggies that students take back to
their desk or in a pocket chart. You may choose to
give a set to each student or use as a group
activity. The student must match the raindrop to
the umbrella.(1-3) If you do not have the CDROM, you can
create a center like this. Find a die cut of an umbrella
and raindrop. Place a match problem on the raindrop and
the answer on the umbrella. Have the sudents match.
Umbrella Count by 5's Centers
Place umbrellas with counts by fives in a baggie. The student places the umbrellas in the correct order to complete the center.
These are just a few over
200 printables found on our January Through June Primary
Teacher Timesavers Pack.
This free set includes what you see in the image.
Your download of these files include:
Ark Counting Puzzles
I hope you find them useful!
We made these cute Rainbow Ark pictures with half of an nine inch plate, fruit loops, brown construction paper, stickers, and cotton balls.
I thought it turned out cute! I have done the large fruit loop rainbow in the past. I wanted to do a small version with less fruit loops and this worked out pefectly. Three fruit loops in each color. I only used half a box of fruit loops for 24 kids. We could eat /play with the rest at snack.
I also attached this poem to the ark picture
Noah built an ark, oh so big and wide
All the animals hurried to be safe inside.
It kept them dry from the flooding rain,
For forty days and nights.
Until Noah was told to come out again
And see the rainbow bright!
Lastly we pretended to be on Noahs Ark with my parachute.
These songs will help you students spell the colors of the rainbow.
Red (Three Blind Mice)
R-e-d, r-e-d, red is the
word, red is the word,
Orange (The Wheels on the Bus)
The pumpkins in my garden
are orange, orange, orange
Yellow (Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Green (Mary Had a Little Lamb)
G-r-e-e-n spells green,
Blue (Frere Jacques)
Purple (This Old Man)
Pur-ple spells the color
Rainbow Poems and Songs
First comes the rain cloud passing by
Dropping raindrops in my eye!
Then comes the sunshine up so high
Now a rainbow in the sky!
Yea-Yea-Yea-who wouldn't go?
(to the tune of "Oh, Christmas Tree")
Oh, rainbow, oh, rainbow,
Red and yellow and pink and
Listen with your eyes,
Red and yellow and pink and
you want to see a rainbow
A Rainbow Of My Own by Don Freeman Prereading
Ask the students if they have ever seen a rainbow?
My Rainbow Read the book A Rainbow of My Own to your class. After reading it and discussing rainbows allow the children to create rainbow marble paintings. 1.) Place a piece of blue paper in a tray. 2.) Apply small spoonfuls of paint, one for each color of the rainbow, in various places on the paper. 3.) Place a marble on the tray. 4.) Have the children tilt the tray. Now they have their own rainbow!
We made milk rainbows, like this
Makes a Rainbow?: Pop-Up
There is lots more to see!!! Get it here!
Rad Rainbow Resources
Teach Your Class About Rainbows and show them this VHS!!!
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My Favorite Rainbow Sites
FREE Rainbow Printables
11, 12 -
Rainbow Math - This game is very simple. The kids roll 2 die and color in the sum on the rainbow. The game is over when the rainbow is colored in.
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