Rainbow Appreciation Post
Last Friday was National Find A Rainbow Day. We like this holiday so much that we decided to drag out the celebration a little longer and dedicate this blog post to it. Here are some fun rainbow activities to continue the celebration of National Find a Rainbow Day!
Crafting Your Own Rainbow with a Paper Plate
What you’ll need:
- Paper plate
- Cotton balls
- Rainbow colored construction paper (or white paper and colored markers/pencils)
Instructions: Cut the paper plate evenly in half. Paste cotton balls all over the paper plate (this is the cloud). Then paste long strips of the construction paper (10”-15”) on the cut edge of the paper plate. You just created your very own rainbow!!
Leprechaun Coin Hunt
At the end of every rainbow there is a pot of gold. Hide coins (or crumpled up pieces of aluminum foil) around a room or in your backyard for the ultimate scavenger hunt. Once the coins are hidden, have your little one(s) go on a search for the leprechaun coins.
Check out this alternate rainbow craft idea. Cut up pieces of construction paper in rainbow colors or cut out rainbow colors out of a magazine. Paste these onto a sheet of paper in the form of a rainbow. Add cotton balls at the end of the rainbow for a special touch.
Take a break from indoors or simply look out your window, and play the I Spy game (rainbow edition). Have your little one search for things outdoors that encompass every color of the rainbow. Once you find all the colors, you’ve won the game! Go even further from the normal rainbow and get bonus points for obscure colors such as lime green, lilac, or navy blue.
Wanting a snack to celebrate National Find a Rainbow Day? Bake some rainbow cupcakes! Make the batter of the white cake mix as the box describes. Evenly separate the batter into 4-6 bowls. Color each bowl of batter with a different food coloring. Spoon each of the different color batters into muffin tins. Bake the cupcakes as instructed on the box, and you should produce a beautiful creation! If you want to take it to the next level, repeat the above instructions with a white frosting to make the ultimate edible rainbow.