Level: ECE, Primary
Grades: PreK - Gr2 | Age: 2-8yrs | Written by: Gena Becerra
[Gena is a teacher at April Lane School, Yuba City CA]
Children will paint rainbows using watercolor paint.
What You Need:
What You Do:
- watercolor paints (or tempera)
- white paper
- salt (optional)
- 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?
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