Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Marshmallow Clouds and Rainbows

Well, the good news is, I no longer have 234903904829308 bags of mini marshmallows, though there are some left!  Here's how the clouds turned out:

We just traced a cloud on blue construction paper and they glued the marshmallows on.  Simple and yet it gets that whole fluffy concept across to them.

Today we talked about rainbows.  Have you heard that song on YouTube?  It's a little creepy, but my kids got something out of it.


They remembered Roy G. Biv when we finished and it was quite helpful when we made our rainbows.  I love making rainbows with coffee filters, markers and water.  It's a little messy, but we get through it.  This is how you make them.

1. Cut a coffee filter in half.
2. Use markers to color in the colors of the rainbow.  It will look like this:

3. Dip a paint brush in water and drag it over each color.  Remind your kids NOT to move the coffee filter around during this part or the colors get all kinds of crazy.  When they finish, sit them on top of a paper towel.  It looks like this:

4. At the end of the day its dry and pretty!  

This really helps explain how the colors overlap and "bleed" into each other.  My kids really enjoyed it - try it - yours might like it too! :) 

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  1. I love They Might Be Giants! Their music is so catchy and content rich! Thanks for sharing this great lesson!

    Forever A Teacher, Forever A Learner

    1. It was a little odd, but got the point across lol :) Just stopped by your blog and I am your newest follower!


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