Rainbow Week 2018

This third week of March we will be looking at colors. We will talk about rainbows, the sun in the sky, and clouds. There will be a rainbow of colors in the sensory table, at the the play dough table and at the art table. The children will have an opportunity to mix colors and to talk about colors they see in the classroom and outside. The spring flowers are one way you can talk with your child about colors as you walk around your neighborhood. The daffodils are out and the tulips are getting ready to bloom – lots of colors to talk about and to practice “focus”. You can play ‘I SPY’ as you walk: spy something___(insert a color)…children love this game and then you can let them take turns being the leader and the one who gets to find something for you to ‘spy’.

Other ways you can work on focus – switch words to a familiar song and see if your child notices (wheels on the train instead of bus). This is a fun and creative way to sing songs that encourages focus and listening skills. Play a sorting game when you clean up toys – let’s find all the blue toys, put all the round toys in the basket, who has a soft toy? Try singing a song while waiting in a line or at a restaurant. It gives the child a tool for managing a situation that they cannot control and allows them an outlet to deal with frustration that they might have waiting in a line for food to come, sitting at a table, etc.


Rainbow Week


Great Big Rainbow 
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!

I See Rainbows 
I see rainbows, I see rainbows,
Way up high in the sky.
They are red and orange,
Yellow, green and blue.
Purple, too. What a view!
I see rainbows, I see rainbows,
Way up high in the sky.
They are made from sunshine,
Shinning through the rain.
What a view in skies so blue!

Red and orange, green and blue
Shiny yellow, purple, too
All the colors that we know
Live up in the rainbow.
Red and orange, green and blue
Shiny yellow, purple, too

Here is a bunny with ears so funny
And here is her hole in the ground
When a noise she hears, she pricks up her ears
And jumps in her hole in the ground.

Baby Bird
A mother bird laid an egg with care
And when it hatched a baby was there
She ate and she ate
And she grew and she grew
And then one day away she flew

Story of Colors (similar to Brown Brown Bear)
Red kite, orange butterfly, yellow sun, green grass, blue bird, purple flower, rainbow