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Looking for Rainbow Colors Walk


Looking for Rainbow Colors Walk

[20 Minutes]

As you take a walk, focus on the colors in your surroundings!

You'll need:

• zip-locking plastic bag • small construction paper squares in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet

What to do:

  1. Take your child outdoors on a walk to look for rainbow colors.
  2. Give him a baggie with the paper color swatches to hold.
  3. Look for objects to match the colors in his rainbow bag. Help him name each object and its color.
  4. Encourage your child to find the paper square that is the same color and to take it out of the bag.
  5. As you walk, recite this fingerplay that explains the science of rainbows.
    Raindrops fell from the clouds one day. (Flutter fingers.)
    Then the sun peeked out and made a rainbow ray. (Form arch with arms.)

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • What color is the sky? Can you find something else that is the same color?
  • What color is grass? Are you wearing something that color? Am I?
  • What is your favorite color?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop small and large muscle skills, matching skills and an understanding of colors.

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