This is a great time of year to talk about rainbows. The rainy season of spring brings rainbows. And rainbows are something fun to tie into any St. Patrick's Day learning you may be doing.
This is a very simple activity. It is a fun, simple craft that can morph into a fun gross motor activity.
Toddler and up.
- Gather supplies
- Cut flat circle out of paper plate (as shown above)
- Paper plate
- Streamers in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple (two shades if you can find them)
Talk about colors and rainbows and the order of a rainbow. The picture above is a picture of one Brayden made in preschool last year; obviously he didn't put the colors in order. You can decide if you want to focus on color order or just let the child put them on in any order.
Have your child glue the streamers onto one side of the plate.
Now you can run around with your rainbow! One side (the empty side) is perfect for holding while your streamers stream behind you!