1. Know the order and names of the colors of the rainbow.
2. Beginning knowledge of how rainbows are formed.
This mini-lesson plan goes well with the Birds & Land Animals lesson and Noah’s Ark Bible story. For an introduction and to see how this post fits in the complete list of preschool lesson plans, please see my post: Preschool Lesson Ideas For Homeschool – Plans For The Year.
If you are so inclined and your child would enjoy it, consider compiling your child’s work and making a lapbook, book or portfolio at end of each month. You can also just keep it in a file folder! (We also occasionally mail fun worksheets to relatives who like to see what M is up to!)
Pick and choose the resources below that fit best with your family. You may also find this link helpful for more activities: Rainbow Lesson Plan Ideas.
Arts & Crafts
- Colors Mini Books (Printable)
- Rainbow Coloring Page (Printable)
- Colored Rice Art Craft
- Upcycled Crayon Shapes (craft – recycle broken crayons)
- Pages from Preschool Color & Activity Book by Roger Priddy: Rainbow Colors, Color-Themed Pages
- Craft pages from Arts and Crafts with Amber Lamb and/or Child Art for 3s: Color-Themed*
- Color Activity Book (Printable)
- Color Wheel (Printable)
- Color Mixing Poster (Printable)
- Make Playdough and experiment with mixing colors (Printable Recipe & Tags)
- Rainbow Potion from Kid Concoctions by Robynne Eagan OR Rainbow In A Jar
- How to Explain to Preschoolers How a Rainbow Is Formed
Reading & History
- Bible: Noah’s Ark (Jesus Calling Bible Storybook: p 30 – 35)
- Bible: Noah’s Ark (Egermeier’s Bible Story Book: p 16 – 18)***
- Chasing Rainbows (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)
- The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
- My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle
- Jesus Is Coming Back! by Debby Anderson
* A Beka updates these books occasionally so I am not including page numbers or specific descriptions.
*** Egermeier’s Bible Story Book is wonderful for children who can listen to a story while they color, and don’t need a lot of pictures in the book to keep them interested.
Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool! I hope these plans help you with your preschool year. Please feel free to comment below with your own ideas!
Text Copyright 2013 Kathryn Depew
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