March

Rainbows Day 5: What Makes a Rainbow

Rainbows Day 5: What Makes a Rainbow

Today we talked about the science behind rainbows.  We learned that all a rainbow needs is light and water so we went outside to try to create some or our own rainbows.  Today we included more rainbow crafts, science, math, literature, and snacks. What Makes a Rainbow Discuss: A rainbow needs light and water for us to see it. Show a simple demonstration of how we bend light by using a straight straw and a clear cup that is half filled with...

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Rainbows Day 4: Double Rainbows

Rainbows Day 4: Double Rainbows

Just last week we saw a double rainbow and I actually got a picture of it with my phone, so we decided to make that day 4 in our rainbow unit study.  We had a rainbow breakfast and lunch and did some more rainbow crafts, math, and science.  The kids loved the mini fruit rainbow pizzas that we had for snack today. Double Rainbows Discuss:In a “primary rainbow”, the arc shows red on the outer part, and violet on the inside. This...

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Rainbows Day 3: Color Wheel

Rainbows Day 3: Color Wheel

For the third day of our Rainbow Unit Study we learned that the rainbow colors make up the artist’s color wheel.  We learned about primary colors, secondary colors, and complementary colors.  We did some color mixing science and made some more yummy rainbow snacks. I also introduced a fun sensory tub today. The Color Wheel Discuss: Primary Color-Red, yellow and blue. Primary colors are the 3 colors that can not be mixed or formed by any...

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Rainbows Day 2: God’s Promise

Rainbows Day 2: God’s Promise

 Today we learned why we have rainbows.  We reviewed the story of Noah’s Ark focusing on the end where they have the promise from God to never destroy the earth again with a flood.  We played with some Noah’s Ark toys and did some Noah’s Ark Crafts..  We also has some more yummy rainbows and did some more science experiments (the kids favorite). God’s Promise Discuss: Genesis 9:13 “I have placed my rainbow in the...

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Rainbows Day 1: Colors of the Rainbow

Rainbows Day 1: Colors of the Rainbow

We spent the first day of our rainbow unit study learning the colors of the rainbow.  We had fun with baking, crafts, reading, science experiments, similes, and math.  The favorite activity for the kids today was definitely the rainbow flower cookies that we made.  The three older kids can now recite all the colors of the rainbow. Colors of the Rainbow Discuss: What are the colors in the rainbow? (ROY G. BIV) Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue,...

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Rainbow Unit Study

Rainbow Unit Study

In this unit study we learned all about rainbows. This unit has 5 days worth of lessons. We did this unit study with cousins, from tots to 1st grade, but it would be great for Preschool age. This unit study was tons of fun for the cousins, but I guess cousins are always ton of fun whatever their doing!  I made a lapbook for each child with their work from the unit so that they could go back and remember what they learned. Rainbow Unit...

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