Monday, March 28, 2011

3-28-11 Catching a Rainbow

You know I love a good theme. Around March 16th I stumbled upon a website full of super cute preschool activities for St. Patrick's Day. We did as many as we could squeeze in when we weren't eating corned beef and cabbage and then reubens, but some of the ideas I could extend even farther because they were based on rainbows -- unless it's St. Paddy's Day, you cut the pot of gold. Because we all know only leprechauns have access to the pot of gold at the end of rainbows.

Anyway, Rainbow is a nice big word for Conrad and the concept of colors is perfect for Max. Our science activity was to catch a rainbow. We've been trying to do this for a week, but we needed the sun to cooperate. Today, was our day. We filled up a jar of water and held it up to different windows of our house where the sun was streaming in. We were trying to get the colors of the refracted light to show onto the white paper we had on the floor. This finally worked at the front door. Very exciting!! The boys then used their water colors to color the rainbow.

The conversation naturally led to the first rainbow ever and what it stood for. At the bottom of our poster I'm going to add "All God's Promises are True".

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