One day during half term we saw the most beautiful rainbow which inspired us to make a rainbow paper plate.
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You will need:
- paper plates
- paint and ribbon for each colour
- double sided sticky tape
- some thread
Cut the plate in half and draw the lines to separate each colour.
One colour at a time paint your rainbow, trying to keep within your lines you have drawn. This a great way to help children develop fine motor skills. If you can’t remember or are teaching a child to remember the sequence of colours then this is a handy rhyme ‘Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain’ (the first letter is the corresponding colour) or, try to remember the name ‘Roy G Biv’.
When your paint has dried, stick the ribbon to the back of the plate where each colour starts and finishes.
Finally, using your thread find a nice window to hang your rainbow up.
This activity is a great way to talk about how rainbows are made. If you have younger children you could talk about how there has to be rain and sun to make a rainbow. For older children you can talk about how the sun must be behind you to see it, and how the light is refracted by the rain drops.
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