Friday, March 9, 2018

Rainbows Theme

Rainbows Theme

READ Books:

Rainbow By Marion Dane Bauer
A Rainbow of My Own By Don Freeman
Ava and the Rainbow Who Stayed By Ged Adamson
Rainbows Never End and other Fun Facts By Laura Lyn Disiena 

Elmer and the Rainbow By David Mckee

Rainbow By Jane Cabrera 
Planting a Rainbow By Lois Ehlert
Wow Said the Owl By Tim HopGood
Lunch By Denise Fleming 
Every Color Soup By Jorey Hurley 
Bear Sees Colors By Karma Wilson 
Little Owl's Colors By Divya Srinivasan 

 What Makes A Rainbow By Betty Ann Schartz
Curious George Discovers The Rainbow By Amy Cherrix

Rainbow Stew by Cathryn Falwell

Rainbow Weaver by Linda Elovitz Marshall

Over the Rainbow performed by Judy Collins, music by Harold Arlen, Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg,

 Songs and Rhymes:

sung to the tune of Twinke, Twinkle Little Star
See the rainbow way up high,
Spreading colors in the sky. 
Red and orange, yellow too
Green and purple hug some blue.
Watch it quickly, it won't last.
Rainbows can disappear fast!
Credit: Preschool Plan it

Scarf Rhyme: “Rainbow Dancers” ( If you do not have scarves use colored ribbons or even crepe paper in the rainbow colors)

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.
Credit: K at Storytime Fun and Storytime Katie

Prop: Rainbow Stew* (I used the pieces from “Lunch” and made a quick rainbow piece. Directions for the story are in the link!)

Song: “These Are the Colors”*
Red and yellow, green and blue
These are the colors over you
Red as a flower, green as a tree
Yellow as the sun and blue as the sea
Red and yellow, green and blue
These are the colors over you
Credit: Read Sing Play and Storytime Katie


Color Recognition Activity 

Rainbow Letter Race Activity

Rainbow Handprint craft 

Rainbow Emergent Reader Book FREE 

Rainbow Busy Bin Activities Printable $3.60 to print

Rainbow Tot Pack Printables FREE

Pipe Cleaner Rainbow Craft 

Rainbow tracing 1-20 numbers FREE

Rainbow Number Match 1-20 FREE

Rainbow Literacy and Math Centers $5.20 to print

Rainbow Bead Math Counting Activity FREE

Rainbow Alphabet Match FREE 

Rainbow Craft  

Color Walking Water Science Free Printable 

Rainbow Activities for 2 and 3 year olds  

Rainbow Puzzle printable FREE 

Fill with gold coins and Rainbow Printables  


  1. Love the book selections. Every Color Soup is a new favorite of mine. Elizabeth

    1. Thank you Elizabeth! Glad I picked some favorites! Thanks for your help with this lesson!Hope you get great use out of it!

    2. I love your blog! Thank You!