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With school starting back up again, this activity is a fun one to make together and then practice reading and spelling color words! Read below for several ways to learn and play with this activity.

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Colored Paper or Cardstock
  • Letter Tiles
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Create it!

 

Step 1: Start with a cardboard rectangle - whether it is the side of a box or create a perfect rectangle by tracing a sheet of paper.

Step 2: Cut paper or cardstock rectangles from each of the colors of the rainbow.

Step 3: Glue the colored rectangles to the cardboard rectangle.

Step 4:Have your child spell out each color with the letter tiles.

For some variations on this activity:

  • Mix the letters for each color up and ask your child to create the color word from the letter mix.
  • For younger learners, spell the words out together. Spread additional letter tiles  next to the activity board and ask them to find the matching letters. Have your child place those matching letters over the original tiles you spelled out together.
  • Spell the color words, leaving out the vowels. Ask you child to finish spelling each color word by adding the correct vowels.

So simple to make and lots of fun ways to practice reading and spelling!

Sharing how to make these fun birdhouses from loose parts and recycled items over at Red Ted Art blog today! Click here for full tutorial.

 

There are so many simple to set up ways to work on color sorting! This activity uses cardboard, paint (fun to do together!) and blocks.

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Colored Wooden Blocks

Create it!

Step 1: Paint several pieces of cardboard in rainbow colors and allow them to dry.

Step 2: Trim the cardboard to the same size.

Step 3: Stack (or ask your child to stack) the painted cardboard pieces in rainbow order.

Step 4: Set out an assortment of colored blocks.

Step 5: Ask your child to place to colored blocks on the matching painted cardboard piece.

This is such a simple - but effective way to work on color sorting! Expand the lesson by reading books about rainbows or the color wheel.

We love working with yarn - so many lovely colors and textures. And, while we enjoy weaving, this fun rainbow craft couldn't more simple with just a few materials and plenty of room for creativity!

 

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Yarn
  • Scissors 
  • Glue

Create it!

Step 1: Paint a piece of cardboard and allow it to dry. We mixed a few different colors of blue plus white or black to make it lighter or darker.

Step 2: Cut lengths of yarn and glue to the cardboard, trimming the ends of the yarn.

Step 3: Continue adding yarn to make  a complete rainbow.

Step 4: Glue fluffy white yarn in a circular pattern at both ends of the rainbow for clouds.

With so many colors and textures of yarn, there are just so many options for this fun project!