What Makes a Rainbow?: A Magic Ribbon Book (Pop up board book)
Little Rabbit and his mother are waiting under a red flower petal umbrella(shelter for the Rain). When the rain stops, Momma says soon we will see a rainbow. Little Rabbit asks his mother "What makes a rainbow?" She says him to find out the answer from his friends. As little Rabbit asks his friends(insects and animal) in the forest, each one tells him a different color based on their own color. At the end of the book, the Mama rabbit concludes RAIN, COLORS and SUNSHINE makes a rainbow.
CJ loves Pop up books and so it became her favorite. CJ enjoys seeing the different colored ribbons that appear with the turn of each page and finally the pop up rainbow. ADORABLE RAINBOW book!
We made a Rainbow with Rainbow Play dough!
Rainbow Play dough:
Regarding the Rainbow play dough,we made a batch of cooked white Play dough, recipe from Tinker lab site. They turned out super soft! Thanks to Rachelle, Tinker lab for the wonderful recipe!
For the Rainbow colors
Red - Red food coloring + White play dough
Orange - Orange kool aid + White (you can check our kool-aid play dough here)
Yellow - few drops of Neon green Food coloring + White
Green - Green food coloring + white
Blue - Neon Blue food coloring + white
Purple - Neon Purple food coloring + white
DIY Play dough Mat:
To make your own play dough mats simply laminate Construction papers. We created different color Play dough mats. Blue for the sky and Sea backgrounds, Green for grass and white for any other creations
I just laminated plain sheets so that we can draw outlines with Dry erase marker/window markers on top of the lamination. Contact paper can also be used.
I love the idea of using window markers on the laminated sheets because there are easy to wipe off and you can reuse the mat.
Drew a outline of rainbow with window markers on the laminated sheet. you can also use dry erase marker.
CJ loved the idea of play dough rainbow. It is a good way to reinforce order of the rainbow colors. CJ knows the order of the colors, we have been doing lot of Rainbow activities from quiet a long time.
CJ loves Pink color so she added pink band too!
She got so involved that she wanted to add more color bands!
Rainbow Inspirations from Blogger friends
The Rainbow Story by Shruthi on Mindful Meanderings. CJ loves the story so much that I have to tell her the story daily at bedtime. She says Mommy tell the Grandma, girl and Rainbow story. Do check the Story on her blog!
Paper Rainbows and Spray water on washable marker rainbow drawings to create Beautiful rainbows by Teach Preschool
Rainbow Sponge painting on Hands on as we grow
Love all the rainbows Mom 2 posh divas created using Prism. The pictures are amazing!
Have you made/played with play dough mats, Would love to hear from you?
Stay tuned for some more play dough fun!