You might remember my previous post Let them cut paper! Now that you have been letting them use scissors you should have lots of little pieces of paper floating around your house. I kept mine in baggies by color so they were all ready for our final color activity. You can’t have a color unit without ending with the rainbow!! Here is a fun and fabulous activity kids of all ages will love!!!
- Colored scraps of paper in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple
- White glue
- Light blue construction paper
- Cotton swabs
- Cotton balls
- Plastic lids or paper plates
I put the paper in Ikea bowls that come in rainbow colors so they are perfect for holding the paper in the right color order. They are great for color sorting activities too!
For this activity with my little ones I drew a cloud and lines for the rainbow to help them have a guide. Then they glued away and had a great time.
For the cloud they spread apart cotton balls and glued them down for a fluffy three dimensional look.
This was a hit with all my kids! My oldest daughter decided it looked like fun and wanted to make her own mosaic picture with the rainbow colors.
It is great for all of them to have fun doing an activity at their own levels!!
White glue can be hard for little fingers to get out of the bottle. They either use half a bottle in a matter of minutes or they squeeze and squeeze and nothing comes out. Years ago I started saving my plastic lids from sour cream containers and other plastic lids to use for art. They are the perfect surface to put glue and paint on. It washes right off when you are done and you can reuse them over and over! Put a blob of glue in the middle of the lid and little ones can use cotton swabs to get the glue where they need it. Way less mess and way less wasting of glue!!!
What activities do you do that incorporate a large age group of children?
I would love for you to share!