Materials: five empty vases (we used empty spice jars, but plastic cups would work too) five white flowers (carnations are usually used, but we used free flowers from our kind neighbour's garden) five different food colouring colours water paper towel small plastic jug Method: Prepare by pouring 10-15 drops of food colouring into each vase, and placing… Continue reading Rainbow flower investigation
This one was great, and the final way we got to use our rainbow colour vocab chart. My preschooler helped collect the things we needed: coloured paper from our collage materials collection, scissors and a glue stick, and set to work gluing the paper shapes onto the board. He discovered that it was difficult fishing… Continue reading Textured paper rainbow collage (Fine Motor Skills)
This activity was so much fun, and my four year old and two year old loved working together, so it was great multi-age play in the end! Here's what we did: 1. Tip every piece of Duplo they own onto the carpet. (Everyone thinks this part is super fun!) 2. Say "Hey, why don't we put… Continue reading Duplo colour sort and positioning: rainbow
Whenever we start looking at a new idea of my son's, I like to equip him with some vocabulary that is specific to that theme, which he'll be able to build upon and use as we learn more together through play. As we looked at his magnificent rainbow drawing, we chatted and I casually asked him to tell… Continue reading Rainbow colour vocab display poster
If you only know one rainbow song, and your child loves rainbows, you will. go. insane. But on the up-side, he'll learn his colour names in order really fast. But on the down-side, your two younger children will probably scream in loud protest every time you have to drive anywhere with aforementioned preschooler belting out incorrect… Continue reading Rainbow Songs for preschoolers!