As we head into the very last weeks of winter and the beginning of spring as well as St Patrick’s Day around the corner it seems the perfect time to focus on colours and what is more spring-like and colorful than a Rainbow. This week for our Virtual Book Club for Kids we have a fun hands-on week of activities for your preschoolers on the theme of rainbows. Featuring How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney. Scroll down to find more rainbow books and our 5 simple easy to do activities to play, learn and create with your little ones in our fun Rainbow Week.
Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Book How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow
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Spend time with your little ones talking about friendship, about colours and the rainbow as you read the book together.
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Rainbow Week Activities for Preschoolers
This week we have selected 5 simple Rainbow Activities for you and your preschoolers to do together that are easy, hands-on and fun. We select 5 activities that cover a range of different areas for preschool development. You can pick to do as many as you want from our selection and if you would like more ideas then scroll down we have our Rainbow Week Board on Pinterest which is full of even more activities to play, create and learn with.
We also have a rough structure that one of our team follows for their Virtual Book Club for Kids at home with their preschooler splitting the activities up throughout the week. If you like a structured approach like this then check out the image below which outlines what sort of activities they do on each day.
Sensory Rainbow Activity for Preschoolers
Our sensory activity this week is some “clean” messy fun as we make some rainbow sensory foam for your preschoolers to play with.
Rainbow themed “Name” activity for your preschoolers
We’re getting creative whilst we revisit names this week for our alphabet focus.
This Drip Painting Rainbow Picture is great to do with your preschooler.
How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow Math Activity
For our math activity this week we are playing a rainbow math game.
This involves adding on to race to the ends of the rainbow. A fun simple game for you to play together.
Rainbow Snack for Preschoolers
Your preschoolers will love making these rainbow fruit ice pops for the rainbow week.
If it’s a little cold then instead of ice-pops why not help them cut up the fruit to create your own edible rainbow pictures for snack.
Rainbow Art for Preschoolers
This week’s art and craft is blow painting.
This fun technique is great for preschoolers and has the added benefit that it helps with speech too! So get making some Blow Art Rainbow Pictures with your little ones.
More Rainbow Books for Preschoolers
We have a featured book each week for our Virtual Book Club for Kids but know that sometimes it isn’t possible to find the book or you may want to add a few more books to the theme to the book basket during the week so as well as our featured book we also suggest 3 other themed books that we recommend for the week.
A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman
My Color is Rainbow by Agnes Hsu
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
More Rainbow Activities for Preschoolers
If you would like more activities or swap out the activities we have suggested then check out our Rainbow Week Board on Pinterest below which is full of fun simple and easy activities for preschoolers and you to do.
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