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Rainbows from a Hose


Rainbows from a Hose

[15 Minutes]

What could be more exciting than creating your very own rainbow on a sunny day?

You'll need:

• hose

What to do:

  1. On a hot, sunny day, cool off by letting your child make his own personal rainbow by spraying water in the air.
  2. Invite him to stand with his back to the sun.
  3. Tell him that rainbows are made in the sky by the reflection of rays of the sun on drops of rain. You see rainbows on rainy days when the sun comes out.
  4. The water drops from the spray of the hose can create rainbows when the rays of the sun pass through them. Encourage your child to look for a rainbow in the spray. What colors does he see?

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • Have you ever seen a real rainbow in the sky? What did it look like?
  • Which rainbow colors do you like to use when you color? Paint?

Useful information:

While you are playing together, this activity helps your child develop observational skills related to science.

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