Monday, May 17, 2010

Rainbow Activity

Rainbow Activity
by Annette at Live, Learn, Love

A favorite "story" in the Bible for many children is the story of Noah, the ark he built, the animals that came, and the rainbow God displayed to remind us of His promise.

My Promise Rainbow: And the Story of Noah's Ark  is a different telling of Noah.  Instead of focusing on the ark and the animals, this book focuses on various verses.  Each color of the rainbow reminds us of one of God's promises.  The book is told in rhyme and has lots of flaps for children to lift.  This craft can help emphasize each Scripture promise and the colors of the rainbow or adapted with a different book that also tells the story of Noah's ark.  You can make this simple for toddlers and more challenging for older children.
Gather Your Materials
  • Cotton balls
  • White paper cut in a cloud "shape"
  • Color strips in each color of the rainbow
  • Glue (We used school glue and a glue stick.)
  1. Give child the cloud shape.
  2. Prepare cloud with glue.
  3. Use each page-spread to help the child know which color to choose to place on the cloud.
  4. As child places color strip in place, read the promise and the verse.  Example: "BLUE-A promise for when I am worried.  Give your worries to the Lord.  He will take care of you. Psalm 55:22."
  5. Talk about other things that are the same color, if desired.
  6. Turn the page and continue with the next color until finished with the book.
  7. Add additional glue all over the paper cloud.
  8. Place cotton balls to add "fluff."
  9. Proudly display as a reminder of God's love for us and His many promises!

School-aged children might enjoy writing verses on the paper strips or having a parent write the verses on the strips to read.

Annette is mom to two little ones.  You can find kids' activities, book reviews, and more at her blog, Live, Learn, Love.

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Carrie said...

What a GREAT crafting idea! THat's awesome! We're going to have to try that one.

ibeeeg said...

This is a great idea! I am going to do this one with my daughter. Thanks for posting this idea.

The1stdaughter said...

Such a cute idea! I just love interacting with books in this way, it really helps kiddos to learn and remember the things they learn. Especially when it comes to religious topics, which can sometimes be hard for kiddos to grasp and learn.

Anonymous said...

I run a daycare and I love that this can be adapted for kids from 18 months or so through school age!