as you might remember from our rainbow homemade crayon post, right now Bear and i are covering colors and rainbows as part of a Noah's Ark unit. the other day, we did a rainbow size sorting math activity that turned into an art project.
to prepare, i cut out circles for each color of the rainbow (minus indigo) in staggered sizes, yellow being the smallest and purple being the biggest. i put them in a pile and asked Bear if he could put them in order from biGGeST to sMaLLesT.
after he was done sorting them...he wanted to do it about 10 times.... i gave him the materials to create a rainbow out of the circles. i haD pLaNNeD for him to put them in color order again with the biggest on top, smallest on the bottom and then cut the whole piece in half to create 2 rainbows.
Bear hAd aNoTHeR iDea. he wanted to split the circles first, then assemble them. so, i took the backseat and watched him finish how he wanted to.
you can see an almost finished product here..
h a v e a c o l o r f u l d a y !here's some other great rainbow activities from some of my favorite bloggers:
Rainbow Crafts for Kids at No Time for Flash Cards
Sponge Art Rainbow from hands on: as we grow
Colorful Rainbow Fun from Teach Preschool
Paper Rainbows and a Unicorn