Both activities this weekend are about R-A-I-N-B-O-W-S!  They are awesome, no matter how many times we see them. Rainbows have recently become the symbol of community spirit. Today’s project is fun for kids or kids at heart. 

Fig 1

You probably know that the colors of the rainbow in order are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. You can remember them with the silly acronym Roy G Biv! 

Did you ever wonder why rainbows often appear when the sun comes out right after a rain storm? It’s because a rainbow is produced by the reflection and redirection of light in water droplets.

Print out the rainbow worksheet. (Fig 1)

You can do this project a couple of ways:

Opt 1. For each color, complete the sentence “Red is for ____________” or “Red like a ___________(Fig 2)

Opt 2. For each color, write a sentence with the first word beginning with the first letter of the color. You might end up with a poem!  (Fig 3)

Next time the sun comes out after the rain, run outside and see if you can find a rainbow. Tip:  Rainbows are more likely later in the afternoon because of the angle of the sun.  Last fall, I saw this amazing full rainbow right here is NJ.  I had to share it with you! (Fig 4)