Collect a rainbow

  • "Just take a garden hose with your back to the sun and spray. You'll make a rainbow." Doug Kelly


  • Use colours (crayons or  pencils or chalks or cut out cardboard & glue) to decorate a brown paper bag with every colour of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink.
  • Don't worry about the order of the colours or what they draw with young ones - just get every colour on there. 
  • Now go for a walk with your paper bag and try and see or collect something from each colour.

A Rainbow of My Own by Don freeman

FEEDBACK: "we sat outside and did this with 3 year olds - the drawing part, on paper bags with coloured pencils. The kids were so involved with the drawing we will do the collecting tomorrow" Lesley @ early play


  1. Remembering doing that as a kid makes me smile. I can't wait to take my son out to try it, when the weather warms up a bit. You have a great blog here. I can't wait to sit down with a cup of coffee and read through it all. And thanks for the link!

    Sunny @ Wild Bound

  2. Cute idea. We try not to do too much collecting as I don't really want to encourage that so much in my child but we do collect from time to time so I may have to try this one!
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I've just found your blog on Love New Blogs, it's lovely. I love this idea, my son is beginning to get interested in matching colours so it would be great fun for him. :)

  4. Magnificent website. A lot of useful information here.
    I am sending it to a few buddies and also sharing in delicious.And obviously, thank you for your sweat!

  5. I love your site. Reading provides knowledge that can be practically used in every day life.
    It takes a lot of time, energy, and talent.

  6. Wonderful, what a blog it is! Keep it up.

  7. All the time follow your heart.

  8. Some beautiful ideas here. Thank you so much for sharing your rainbows with us at Hinterland Mama.
    There's such magic when we consider all of the colours at once!


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