We were given the R is for Rainbows kit.
Our focus book was:
Before each activity we sat down to read A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman. My son is fascinated by rainbows and it was a great book for my son to discover the wonder of colors.
Our first activity was to build the letter R with rainbow colored foam shapes. It was fun to create different combinations of colors. We also practiced writing R with 3 crayons taped together. This was a great fine motor skill.
Our next activity was to build a rainbow name puzzle. Thankfully, Shrade has the exact number of letters as colors of the rainbow. So I laid out the puzzle pieces and Shrade had to match the correct color square. Then we put them in order starting with red to purple. I wrote the letters of his name on each of the squares and we reviewed the letters of his name. We've been doing this orally for awhile, but it was a great way for him to visually see his name. I could think of several other great ideas for playing with this activity, but that will have to wait!
Another activity was making the Rainbow Streamer. I asked Shrade to hand me the different colored ribbon as I tied it to the paper plate. He was right on! Then we played with the streamer while using an action cube that gave us different motions to do like hop on one foot. Shrade was more interested in throwing the cube than anything else, but he did do a few hops here and there!
This bonus activity was probably Shrade's favorite. He had to match colored happy face stickers to spaces on a rainbow page. I did this activity with him and then when all the spaces were filled I just let him do the rest by himself. I was completely shocked when he matched up the rest of the stickers to the appropriate color! I need to get more of these stickers. :)
|Look what Shrade did all by himself!|
This was such a fun review and we can do these activities over and over.
Thank you so much to Lightning Bug Literacy for allowing me the chance to try out their fun learning kit!
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