Rainbows are fascinating to preschoolers and kindergartners, too. There are so many ways to make it fun to learn about them. You can bake rainbow striped cookies and cakes. You can craft them or paint pictures of them. You can discover rainbows, too, using science experiments. Rainbows are inspiring.
Rainbow Preschool Lesson
When we study the letter R in our preschool class, we enjoy RAINBOWS in a variety of fun ways.
- We heard the story of Noah and the Ark where the very first rainbow appeared.
- We used colored rice to create layered rainbows in clear plastic cups.
- We made a craft rainbow using Fruit Loops cereal.
- We created a rainbow using a prism and focused it on the wall: How to make a rainbow!
- We learned about what really makes a rainbow.
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Rainbow Preschool Craft
Fruit Loops dry cereal
Cotton swabs (1 or 2 per child)
Small paper cups
Egg cartons cut in half
The small paper cups are for cereal and for glue. Give two cups to each child. Squirt about 1 T of glue in one cup and place a cotton swab in it. Fill the other cup with the dry cereal.
Using the egg cartons with colored pieces of paper to indicate what color goes in each place, have them sort those fruity cereal O’s into the right places. Then, have them glue the cereal on each curve in whatever shade they would like it to be. It is helpful to have an example for them to see.
Using more glue, apply the cotton balls to the ends of the rainbow. Allow to dry.