Looking for Rainbow Colors Walk
As you take a walk, focus on the colors in your surroundings!
zip-locking plastic bag small construction paper squares in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet
What to do:
- Take your child outdoors on a walk to look for rainbow colors.
- Give him a baggie with the paper color swatches to hold.
- Look for objects to match the colors in his rainbow bag. Help him name each object and its color.
- Encourage your child to find the paper square that is the same color and to take it out of the bag.
- 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?
While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop small and large muscle skills, matching skills and an understanding of colors.