Using Rainbows to Teach Size

J has always loved rainbows.  So of course, I’m going to capitalize on this interest to teach all that I can.  Using rainbows to teach colors is of course great.  We have rainbows drawn outside on our driveway every week during the summer.  Today it finally clicked that I could use rainbows to teach size, similar to the colorful stacking rings J has had since infancy. 

I cut each band of the rainbow out of construction paper and had J glue them in the correct order (largest to smallest). 

Afterwards, I did think this could be a good airplane activity.  I would precut foam/felt instead of construction paper and let J create on the seatback tray.  (Foam/felt creations work well on planes and they take up little space and weight in your carryon!). 

This would also be a good craft after discussing the story of Noah, emphasizing that the God still places rainbows in the sky to remind us that He always keeps his promises.

Age attempted?  21 months

Try again?  probably, at least until he was competant enough in sorting that the activity was to easy for him; You could add more bands to the rainbow to increase the difficulty as they get older

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2 responses to “Using Rainbows to Teach Size

  1. love this and will be trying it! Thanks!

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