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There’s just something magical about rainbows! And March is always a fun time to learn about them! For today’s Literacy Snack Rainbow Read-Aloud, we are reading, A Rainbow Of My Own by Don Freeman.
In this book, a small boy uses his imagination to see what it would be like to have a rainbow of his own. In the end, he even gets a rainbow of his very own in his room made by the sun shining through his goldfish bowl.
This is a great book to discuss the students using their imaginations and would also be a great addition to your weather unit. For our snack today, we will be making a rainbow of our own from fruit!
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
Red Fruit- We used 2 strawberries per cup. You could also use raspberries or apples.
Orange Fruit- We used 2 canned peaches per cup. You could use orange slices or canned mandarin oranges too.
Yellow Fruit- We used about 1/3 of a banana for each cup. You could also use pineapple.
Green Fruit- We used 4 green grapes cut in half for each cup. You could also use kiwi fruit.
Blue Fruit- We used a small handful of blueberries in each cup.
Purple Fruit- We used about 6 blackberries in our cup. You could also use red/purple grapes.
This snack works best with your help or a volunteer’s help so you can be the one to add the appropriate amount of fruit to the cup. The students can help tell you what color to add next and you can talk about what kinds of fruits they are.
Do you teach your students the colors of the rainbow? One of my most favorite songs to help with this is from an episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse every time I see a rainbow I still sing the song! Isn’t it just funny how things stick with you? I found it on YouTube you want to share it with their students.
I made a free printable for your students to work on while they are enjoying their rainbow fruit cup. They will get to draw and write about a time that they saw a rainbow.
You can download the free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store by clicking the green box below.
We have a fun rainbow science experiment that would go along with this perfectly too! To make this rainbow in a jar, the students are exploring density by layering sugar water to make a rainbow. You can get the details of the experiment here.
We also have this fun Rainbow Tally Mark activity. These rainbow tally marks are a great, hands-on way to practice counting by 5’s, counting on and working on fine motor a bit as well! Rainbows always make me happy and are great to use all year long, or during your weather unit, St. Patrick’s Day, or spring in general. Check out the activity here.
Do you have any other fun rainbow books you like to read or activities to go along with the book? Share with us below!
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