The following post is from Lauren of Mama’s Learning Corner:
Summer is upon us! That also means that you just might catch a rainbow or two after a summer rain shower. Why not take a few days to study rainbows with your children. The links below will get you started!
Rainbow Crafts and Activities
This layered felt rainbow magnet is neat for younger children. Make it applicable to older students by having them accurately measure the bows of the rainbow!
Stained Glass Rainbows – Mom on Timeout
Materials include tissue paper, white glue, and wax paper and the result is a beautiful sun catcher!
Cardboard Tube Rainbow Mobile – Spoonful
This coiled cardboard tube mobile is unique and colorful! It would make a neat addition to a child’s room.
Painted Rainbow Doily Bags – Pink and Green Mama
These rainbow doily bags have tons of opportunity for a creative child. Simple supplies can be purchased at any craft store.
Rainbow Window Stars – Gardenmama
This tutorial for Waldorf window stars is a wonderful opportunity to talk about geometry. And they’re gorgeous to boot.
Studying the Science of Rainbows
Rainbow Jar Science Experiment – Playdough to Plato
If you’re studying density, this rainbow jar experiment is a fun twist!
Rainbow Science Fun – Blessed Beyond a Doubt
This neat free printable includes: make your own rainbow, make your own rainbow with a black marker, information about the color spectrum, and additional learning resources.
Rainbow Science! – You Tube Video
This video on rainbow science is amazing! Learn all about double rainbows, why headphones get in a tangle (and what that has to do with rainbows) and more.
Are you studying the science behind rainbows with your children? What resources did you use?
picture source: Image purchased from clipart.com.
|Lauren Hill is a happy wife and homeschooling mama to 4 little people, ages 8 to 3. In her spare time (ha!) she creates worksheets and printables for Pre-K to 2nd Graders on a variety of topics and writes about all things laundry. You can follow Lauren and download all of her latest printable goodies by following her on Google + and Pinterest, where she pins daily!|
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