The other day, in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day, we read The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow by Sean Callahan, and illustrated by Nancy Cote.
After reading the book, we searched around and made our own rainbows using things we found around the house, just like in the book.
Next, we wanted to paint our own rainbows, but unfortunately, we were missing some colors--we only had red, yellow, and blue (don't tell the kids, but we really do have orange, green and purple, too!). So we had to figure out how to make each of the other colors using the paint we had.
Then, we folded the papers in half and voila! A rainbow!
Here's one that Roger did on another day, using the non-waxy side of freezer paper, and some better quality paint (well, at least the orange and purple were better quality). We should have spaced the colors out a little more. I definitely like the colors on this one better, but I didn't take pictures while we were making it...
For another fun rainbow activity, check out Almost Unschoolers for their rainbow in a box. We spent a good half hour on this one--didn't get any good pictures, though.
I'm linking this post to stART at A Mommy's Adventures.