Fun Day Monday

Hello… Happy Monday to you! Can you believe that the summer holidays are over for Scottish pupils this week? To all little ones about to start Primary School we wish you all the best… I still look back on my school days with fondness and I hope that you do too.

Back to our Fun Day Monday.. we have another weather activity for you today. As you know we have made a big sun and we have been doing various rain activities so it only seemed right that we should do a rainbow activity too!

If you want to make your own rainbow you will need:

  • cardboard (I used cereal packets)
  • a pencil
  • scissors
  • paints (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • a paintbrush
  • an apron
  • glue

and you need to do the following:

  • Firstly draw six semi-circles on the card with each one decreasing in size.
  • Cut out the semi-circles.

  • Put the apron on your little one and give them the semi-circles and the paint. You can extend this activity by asking your little one to find the biggest semi-circle to paint first and then ask them to choose the colour red to paint it with. (paint them in the following order from large to small: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • Get your little one to paint each semi-circle
  • Let the semi-circles dry
  • Once dry, assemble your rainbow by sticking each semi-circle in order
  • To extend this activity even further why not teach your little one “I can sing a rainbow”…. be aware that the colours in the song don’t match our rainbow!


Have fun!