Rainbows ideas, books, resources, and crafts {Get Organized to Teach About Rainbows}

Are you teaching a thematic unit on rainbows? This has photos, crafts, lessons & activity ideas for math & writing, books & resources to complement thematic units on rainbows, colors, St. Patrick's Day, The Wizard of Oz and weather. Great for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

Rainbows are a popular thematic unit in the month of March and throughout the spring season. They complement St. Patrick's Day activities. Rainbows can be used with a thematic unit on colors for preschool, kindergarten and first grade. They are perfect for science lessons and experiments relating to color, water and weather. One of my favorite teaching activities was a literature unit on The Wizard of Oz during which we did lots of rainbow activities and made colorful rainbow crafts to complement related writing projects. Plus rainbows are just bright and fun and bring happiness to the world...and classrooms! This post showcases a collection of ideas, books, activities and crafts that can be used when teaching about rainbows.

Are you teaching a thematic unit on rainbows? This has photos, crafts, lessons & activity ideas for math & writing, books & resources to complement thematic units on rainbows, colors, St. Patrick's Day, The Wizard of Oz and weather. Great for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

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Are you teaching a thematic unit on rainbows? This has photos, crafts, lessons & activity ideas for math & writing, books & resources to complement thematic units on rainbows, colors, St. Patrick's Day, The Wizard of Oz and weather. Great for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
Rainbow Writing is a Fun and Effective Way to Practice Spelling Sight Words & Spelling Words.

The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite read aloud books. There are so many versions ranging from the original by L. Frank Baum to picture books. The story lends itself to meaningul discussions about friendship, courage, being true to yourself and so much more.
When I taught my big Wizard of Oz unit and made rainbow crafts in my classroom I always added some math practice in to make the activity not only fun, but also educational. The strips of paper lend themselves to work with linear measurement. Teachers can have the students cut the strips to assigned lengths or can precut them and require the students to measure them and record their findings. You can cut the colors into different lengths and create line plots to display the results. Additionally, students can be surveyed about their favorite colors and the class can construct and interpret data from a bar graph or picture graph. Younger learners can sort by colors or count colored objects. As a writing connection you can have your students write descriptive paragraphs about an object that is their favorite color or creative stories about rainbows.


Rainbows Crafts and Activities for Kids - These would look great on a bulletin board to complement the resources above.

Are you teaching a thematic unit on rainbows? This has photos, crafts, lessons & activity ideas for math & writing, books & resources to complement thematic units on rainbows, colors, St. Patrick's Day, The Wizard of Oz and weather. Great for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
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Are you teaching a thematic unit on rainbows? This has photos, crafts, lessons & activity ideas for math & writing, books & resources to complement thematic units on rainbows, colors, St. Patrick's Day, The Wizard of Oz and weather. Great for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
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Are you teaching a thematic unit on rainbows? This has photos, crafts, lessons & activity ideas for math & writing, books & resources to complement thematic units on rainbows, colors, St. Patrick's Day, The Wizard of Oz and weather. Great for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
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