Colours of the rainbow
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Bring some colour to your setting with these rainbow-themed activities
Explain to the children that a rainbow is an arch of colours (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet), which appears in the sky when the sun’s rays reflect falling rain.
Create a large 3D rainbow arching over one corner of your setting. Bend strips of corrugated cardboard in rainbow colours, and staple them to adjacent walls. Place a crock of gold at the end of the rainbow – gold chocolate coins in a drawstring pouch or box would be perfect!
Provide a selection of rainbow-themed books, as well as some rainbow-coloured items for dressing up, and colouring materials for the children to create their own rainbows. Furnish the area with rainbow-coloured accessories.
Corrugated strips of cardboard in different colours; stapler (adult use); rainbow-themed picture books, for example, The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (North South Books) and Elmer by David McKee (Andersen Press); rainbow-coloured items, for example, rainbow-striped socks, scarves, gloves and hats; photos or pictures of rainbows; different-coloured crayons, paints and paper; rainbow-coloured accessories such as furnishings, cushions, fabric and seating.
1 A million chameleons
Share a story about colour
Communication, Language and Literacy
Linking Sounds and Letters
Development matters: listen to and enjoy rhythmic patterns in rhymes and stories (16-26 months); show interest in play with sounds, songs and rhymes (22-36 months).
Early learning goal: hear and say sounds in words in the order in which they occur.
What you need
Group size: large group.
Copy of A Million Chameleons by James Young (Picture Mammoth); large space to move around in.
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