Storytime: Rainbows

Books

rainbows rainbow of my own rainbow book spot the animals

Rainbows (Looking at the Sky) by Linda Aspen-Baxter (Family Storytime only)
A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman
The Rainbow Book by Kate Ohrt
Spot the Animals: A Lift-the-Flap Book About Colors by American Museum of Natural History (Toddler Storytime only)

Song

“Great Big Rainbow” (from Preschool Express)
(Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)
There’s a great, big rainbow
In the sky,
With pretty colors
Way up high.

When it starts to rain
And the sun comes out-
A beautiful rainbow
Will pop out!

Scarf Rhyme

“Rainbow Dancers” (from Storytime Katie)
Rainbow dancers let’s get ready
Hold your scarves nice and steady.
You’ll hear the colors of the rainbow.
Listen for your time to go.

Shake red…
Shake orange…
Shake yellow…
Shake green…
Shake blue…
Shake purple…

Red scarves turn around,
Orange scarves up and down.
Yellow scarves reach up high,
Green scarves fly, fly, fly.
Blue scarves tickle your nose,
Purple scarves touch your toes.

Everybody dance around,
Swirl your scarves up and down.

Shake purple…
Shake blue…
Shake green…
Shake yellow…
Shake orange…
Shake red…

Rainbow dancers dance around,
Scarves swirl up and down.
Our colorful dance is at an end.
Thank you, thank you, all my friends.

Activity
Rainbow Pasta – I chose to do something simple this week, and had the children string colored noodles onto pipe cleaners (fine motor skills and pattern recognition). To color the noodles, I put them in a ziplock bag and added liquid watercolors. I didn’t measure the amount, and added more watercolor as needed.

rainbow noodle

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