Monday, February 25, 2013


With St. Patty's Day coming up and rainbows being one of the common images of the holiday, I figured this would be a great chance to work with my son on his colors.  Building a rainbow picture is good way to go over the different colors and also to teach him to follow directions. I love doing activities together that keep him busy and not just sitting on the couch watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. And the best part about doing these activities, is that he has fun and learns new things every day!
In order for Colton to make the rainbow, I had to draw an arc on the paper first so he had an idea of where to glue the pieces of paper to.  He's only two and a half so I was pretty impressed that he knew without much instruction that I wanted him to glue the pieces of paper on top of the line. I placed some glue on the drawn line so he would just have to attach the paper.
We started with red and proceeded through the rest of the rainbow.  I just took different colored construction paper and ripped small pieces for him to glue. (I know there is no purple but he ran out of room) When he finished a color, I would draw another arc under the previous color and he would glue the next row.  He picked up on this very quickly, at times he would try to stick the paper in other spots on the paper too, but because there was no glue there he quickly realized where the paper pieces were supposed to go. He's my little smarty pants!

After he was finished making his rainbow, he wanted to draw something with his markers. So I gave him a piece of construction paper and some green markers.
He colored mommy another pretty picture and so I added a green shamrock to his drawing and laminated it to hang on the refrigerator. I love my little guy's art!

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