We just tore off strips of newspaper, crunched them up and stuffed our rainbow full of them to make it puffy. Finish stapling the rainbow shut when you are done stuffing it. You can see in the picture below how it looks puffy.
Next use school glue and cotton balls to glue clouds to the end of the rainbows.
To finish making your windsock, punch a hole in the top of the rainbow and tie a string through it so you can hang it. We haven’t hung ours outside yet, but we found a fun spot where the heater vent always blows on them. It’s fun to see them twirl around. These would be super cute hung up in a classroom. 🙂
These are the books we are reading this week:
This is a perfect St. Patrick’s Day story. It’s raining outside while Colleen is waiting for the St. Patrick’s Day parade to start. Her grandfather is supposed to play the bagpipes in the parade but Colleen is sad thinking no one will stick around and watch the parade because of the rain. A leprechaun appears and says he can make the sun come out by creating a rainbow, but to build it’s colors, Colleen must give up the thing she holds most dear.
This is a great educational book about rainbows. Not only does it talk about how rainbows are formed but also talks about what different cultures in our history believed about rainbows.
Elmer is sad when he discovers that the rainbow has lost its colors. He decides he will give the rainbow all of his colors but he has to find the end of the rainbow first. All of the animals help him but they are worried that Elmer will lose all of his colors if he gives them to the rainbow. Elmer finds the end of the rainbow behind a waterfall so he goes in to give it colors. When he returns and still has all of his colors he learns some things you can give and give and not lose any, like happiness, love or his colors. 🙂
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