Written by: Gena Becerra
[Gena is a teacher at April Lane School, Yuba City CA]
What You Need:
- watercolor paints (or tempera)
- white paper
- salt (optional)
What You Do:
- Talk about rainbows. Refer to the "More Information" link below for tips.
- The colors in a rainbow are:
A good way to remember this order is to remember the name: ROY G. BIV
- Paint a rainbow in the correct order
of color with watercolor (or tempera) paint.
- OPTIONAL: If using watercolor, while the paint is still
wet, you can sprinkle some salt on the
rainbow and the colors will run
together. Then, when the paint dries, the salt can be rubbed gently off the paper.
- This is a good lesson for teaching children
how colors blend to make new colors.
How are rainbows formed?
►More Painting Lessons
The Rainbow and You
by Edwin C. Krupp and Robin Rector Krupp
Using Roy G. Biv (a leprechaunlike elf in yellow slicker, blue overalls, rainbow-colored boots, and with matching whiskers) as a helpmate, the author includes a brief assortment of global rainbow myths and legends as well as an explanation of the mechanics of the physics behind the glowing arc of colors. The clear text gives clues to searching for rainbows and rainbow colors in unlikely places, and instructs readers to make scientific observations when they occur.
© Gena Becerra& KinderArt®
Do YOU have a lesson to share?
© KinderArt ® | www.KinderArt.com