Posted by: ad65shorty | March 20, 2009

Fruit Loops Rainbow

Happy Spring! Today is the first official day of spring. YEA!!

Because it rains a lot in the spring, and because we just celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, where we touch on rainbows a bit, I thought I would devote today to another craft–a rainbow craft. We were going to make one at home tonight, but my son brought this home from preschool today! Fabulous!!

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What a great way to teach or reinforce colors and to teach about the colors in the rainbow and their order. You could also write the color words where they belong and help your children learn to read those. This also works on strengthening fine motor skills* as they place the objects in a particular place one-by-one.

So, what he did was color a rainbow blackline in rainbow order. Then, once it was colored, he was able to match the colors with his Fruit Loops and glue them on. So cute! I think I would have the children decorate the background, possibly drawing a leprechaun and a pot of gold.

 

*Fine motor skills are defined as small muscle movements, normally the fingers. Most often, we use our fine motor muscles for writing. This is an area where many kids, especially boys, are weak as they enter elementary school, which means it is hard for them to hold a pencil and learn to write.

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Responses

  1. Thanks for the info. That is a good idea to help develop their fine motor skills in order to have an easier time learning to write. (Maybe that is why boys have messier handwriting than girls, generally speaking).

  2. Good point, Christy! I never thought about that before!

  3. My kids LOVED doing this project! Not only fun with rainbows, but they could snack while they did it!


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