Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rainbow Craft & Outdoor Activity

Over the course of the last week, we've been combining some outdoor fun & fine motor skills practice to come up with this crafty rainbow!

Here's how we made it:


First you'll need to get paint chips in each color you want on your rainbow.
Cut them into small pieces.

Now hide them for your child to find:

Maybe in a flower bed

Or in the pockets of a backpack
(all those zippers make for a great workout for strengthening little hand muscles and working on coordination)

Or outside

Or in a Sensory Bin
(This is our Bugs Sensory Bin for May, still going strong.)

Or around some favorite toys

Or in left over Easter eggs
(another great activity for little hands)

Or maybe all of the above!

(You could also sneak in some counting practice if you dare.)


After you find each of your colored treasures, let your child add them to a piece of paper with colored lines in the shape of a rainbow.
We did this over the course of several days, which worked great for my son because he never would have had the patience to make this collage in a single day.

Here's Dude's finished product. (sorry about all the glare)
You could also easily add some cotton balls for clouds, but this is going to be the cover for our Rainbows Lapbook so we choose not to.

Pretty cute, don't you think!

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  1. What a fun idea! I love rainbows right now, so I'll have as much fun as the kids :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a fun idea! I need to start collecting paint chips! :) I would LOVE if you would share this idea at our {{What I Made Wednesday}} Linky Party!


  3. Great post! I love the outdoors; from doing activities to just sitting around on outdoor furniture. The only problem is where I live is deep in mosquito territory so I need to use sector mosquito spray in order to keep them away. We also get a bunch of firefies, which are really cool.


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