Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Great Rainbow Search! It's National Find-a-Rainbow Day!

These dreamy, multi-colored meteorological wonders have left us spellbound since the beginning of time. Many legends, including the famous Irish "pot of gold at the end of a rainbow" folktale, have entertained us and helped reinforce the idea of luck when we view nature's stunning display of colors.

Below you will find some wonderful ways to help celebrate National-Find-a-Rainbow Day:

Create your very own rainbow by designing these crafts
Cereal Rainbow

Read a folktale
Read the Native American legend: How the Rainbow was Made

Teach your child colors through the following color concept books:
*All books are found in the concept picture book section of Youth Services*
Dog's Colorful Day by Emma Dodd (JE Dodd)
Teeny, Tiny Mouse: A Book About Colors by Laura Leuck (JE Leuck)
What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park (JE Park)

Learn how a rainbow is made
Look under How do we get rainbows?  (next topic after why is the sky blue?)
Make sure to also try the easy rainbow experiments at the bottom of the page!