What you need
- Coloured sand
Step by Step
1. Pour the first colour of the rainbow into the bowl.
2. Open the bottle and place the funnel on the opening of the bottle.
3. Scoop a spoonful of sand and pour it through the funnel into the bottle carefully.
4. Gently shake the bottle sideways to even out each layer and create wave designs depending on your preference.
5. After you have finished the first packet, repeat steps 1 to 4 for the second packet and so on.
6. Tighten the cork after you have finished all the packets.
7. Name the colours of the rainbow as you point to each layer.
Tips For Older Children
- Challenge yourself to create different wave patterns.
- You can use the thinner end of the spoon to even out the ends of each layer.
Read Out Your Good Book In Venice
It stands for Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet
Can you think of your own mnemonic?
What you need
- Colour cards (4 sets)
The fairies have stolen the colours of the rainbow and hidden it around your playing area! Find all 7 Colour Cards (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet) and arrange them in the correct order of the rainbow to win!
1. Choose a playing area! (e.g. your living room or bed room)
2. Hide the colour cards around the room.
How to Play (2-4 Players):
1. Go around the playing area to look for the colour cards that you need to rebuild your rainbow.
2. When you find a colour card, bring it to the middle of the room and start building your rainbow! You can only bring one colour card to the building area at one time.
3. If the colour card you found is a repeated colour, you have to put it back where you found it.
4. The first person that collects all 7 colour cards and builds their rainbow in the correct order wins!
Game Play for the Little Ones:
- Spread out the Colour Cards on the table. Have the child pick the colours and build his perfect rainbow!
- If required, arrange a set of colour cards in the correct order in front of your child to use as a reference.
It is believed that rainbow got its name from its shape. A rainbow’s arc looks similar to a bow for shooting arrows. People also noticed that this colourful arc would only form when it was raining so they called it a ‘rainbow’!