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Book List

A Rainbow of My Own - Don Freeman

Barney's Rainbow - Darren McKee

Rainbow Crow : A Lenape Tale - Beatriz Vidal

Run To The Rainbow - Margaret Hillert

Planting a Rainbow - Lois Ehlert

Sun, Snow, and Rainbow! - Bulloch & James

The Rainbow Fish - Marcus Pfister



Songs & Fingerplays

Rainbow Rhyme and Activity

Give the children colored markers and white paper, and encourage them to try this activity using this rhyme:

Rainbow Colors
Six little markers all standing in a line.
They said, "Let's draw a picture and make it mighty fine!"
RED jumped for joy as he leaped across the sky.
ORANGE jumped up too, but not quite so high.
Next came YELLOW as bright as the sun.
GREEN was excited as he started to run.
BLUE followed boldly, then looked all around.
PURPLE came last, nearly touching the ground.
"Isn't this lovely?" the markers exclaimed.
"We've made a rainbow without any rain!!!!!!"

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts Childcare

A Rainbow

I see a rainbow.
It is more coloruful than...
My favorite rainbow color is...
If I look uner the rainbow, I will find...
To catch a rainbow, I will...
I can use my rainbow to...
If I had two rainbows, I would give one to...

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Rainbow Felt Story

This is a felt story to use with the children to teach colours and rainbows.

You need to draw a leprechaun, large black pot, a couple of cherries, an orange, a lemon, a couple of limes, some blueberries, a bunch of grapes and a rainbow sliced into red, orange, yellow, green , blue & purple segments. Laminate and felt fabric to the back so they will stick to the board. Place the leprechaun and pot on the board, add on each piece of fruit as it is sung about. When you sing about the colour, place that segment on the board.

Here is the song: (sing to Skip to My Lou)

Take some cherries, put them in the pot,
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot.
Pour it out now what will it be?
The prettiest red you ever did see.

Take a lemon, put it in the pot,
Stir it stir it, stir it a lot.
Pour it out now what will it be?
The prettiest yellow you ever did see.

Take some limes........

Take some berries.......

Take some grapes........

Red and orange, yellow and green, blue and purple
Colours are seen.
Put them together, what will they be?
The prettiest rainbow you ever did see.

This would also make a wonderful flannel board.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Rainbow Train - sung to "The Mulberry Bush"

The rainbow train is coming to town
coming to town, coming to town.
the rainbow train is coming to town
It's moving very fast!

The rainbow train is full of toys
Full of toys, full of toys
The rainbow train is full of toys
For all the girls and boys!

The red car's filled with bats and balls
Bats and balls, bats and balls.
The red car's filled with bats and balls
For all the girls and boys.

The orange car's filled with puzzles and blocks,
Puzzles and blocks, puzzles and blocks.
The orange car's filled with puzzles and blocks
For all the girls and boys.

The yellow car's filled with dolls and planes,
Dolls and planes, dolls and planes.
The yellow car's filled with dolls and planes,
For all the girls and boys.

The green car's filled with cars and boats,
Cars and boats, cars and boats.
The green car's filled with cars and boats,
For all the girls and boys.

The Blue car's filled with whistles and drums,
Whistles and drums, whistles and drums.
The blue car's filled with whistles and drums,
For all the girls and boys.

The purple car's filled with marbles and tops,
Marbles and tops, marbles and tops.
The purple car's filled with marbles and tops,
For all the girls and boys.

Red and orange, yellow and green
Blue and purple cars I see.
The rainbow train is here at last
I'm glad it came so fast!

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Did You Ever Hear A Rainbow - sung to "Did You Ever See A Lassie"

Did you ever hear a rainbow,
a rainbow, a rainbow
Did you ever hear a rainbow
FORGET TO SAY PLEASE?

Did you ever hear a rainbow,
a rainbow, a rainbow
Did you ever hear a rainbow say
ICKY OLD PEAS?

Did you ever hear a rainbow
a rainbow, a rainbow
Did you ever hear a rainbow say
______ BROKE THE CHALK? (insert a child's name)

Did you ever hear a rainbow,
a rainbow, a rainbow
No, I never heard a rainbow
CAUSE RAINBOWS CAN"T TALK!

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Under The Rainbow - sung to "Up On The Housetop"

First comes the rain cloud passing by
Dropping raindrops in my eye
Then comes the sunshine up so high
Now a rainbow in the sky
Yea-Yea-Yea who wouldn't go
Under the rainbow, yes, siree,
Under the rainbow you and me.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Barney's Rainbow

Simple and beautiful a rainbow
So pretty for the eyes to see
There's red, orange and yellow
green, blue and purple
And it's curved like this you see.

Somebody told me that a rainbow
Has a pot of gold at the end
I don't really know if that's so
But it's kind of fun to pretend
It was made for you and me.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

The Rainbow Song - sung to "Jesus Loves Me"

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

Write this on chart paper using colored markers for the color words and voice point as sung.

A traditional color poem that I use in a similar way is:
I Can Read Colors
Orange is a carrot,
Yellow is the sun,
Red is an apple,
And purple is a plum.

Green is the grass,
Blue is the sky,
Black is a witch's hat,
And red is cherry pie!

Note: as you go on into the other colors, a good way for mixing two primary colors to get the secondary color is to put a little of one color on one the child's thumb (tempra paint works fine) & the second color on the index finger--at your signal, have them rub thumb & finger together. Ask them to wait for a signal so they all get the experience on their own rather than someone having done it before they get their paint.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

If I Could Catch A Rainbow

I would do it just for you
And share with you it's beauty
On the days you're feeling blue
If I could build a mountain
You could call your very own
A place to find serenity
A place to be alone
If I could take your troubles
I would toss them in the sea
But all these things I'm finding
Are impossible for me,
I cannot build a mountain
Or catch a rainbow fair
But let me be what I know best
A friend that's always there.

The Rainbow Song - Sung to "Jesus Loves Me"

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

~Submitted by Barb

Oh, Rainbow - Sung to "Oh, Christmas Tree"

Oh,rainbow, oh, rainbow,
How lovely are your colors.
Oh,rainbow, oh, rainbow
How lovely are your colors.

Purple, red and orange, too,
Yellow, green and blue so true.
Oh,rainbow, oh, rainbow,
How lovely are your colors.

~Submitted by Barb

Rainbow

Sunlight paints the rainbow
With colors oh so bold
A ray of green
A ray of mauve
A ray of deepest gold
Raindrops touch the rainbow
With colors oh so bold
A splash of green
A splash of mauve
A splash of deepest gold
Reach up for a rainbow.

~Submitted by Cathy

I Can Sing A Rainbow

Red and Orange and Yellow and Green
Blue and Purple too
I can sing a rainbow
Sing a rainbow
And so can you.

~Submitted by Cathy



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