painting rainbows

With so much rain recently we need to look at the sunny side of it so I set up a very simple rainbow painting for J to do. We like to sing about rainbows and know 2 songs – I can sing a rainbow but as J pointed out when we were looking at a rainbow there isn’t any pink in it! The other song is from a Cbeebies TV show – Show me Show Me

 I drew a very simple rainbow outline for J and then asked him what colours make up a rainbow – he then sang me the rainbow song and we poured out the paints together into 2 muffin containers so that he could use them all.

toddler rainbow painting
J's painted rainbow

J then had lots of fun colouring in his rainbow with the paints. I’m very impressed with what he produced less than a month ago it would have all been brown as he would have mixed up the colours together but he spent a lot of time trying to make sure that the colours were separate so that we could see that it was a rainbow.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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