Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rainbow Race!



With St. Patrick's Day swiftly approaching, I decided to do a Rainbow theme for our Preschool @ Home this week. This first activity was INCREDIBLY simple to create, and was a HUGE hit with LB(3). He loves cars, but you could also play with anything else your child might like (little toy animals, buttons, etc.) Just prepare yourself to play this game over, and over, and over, and over.......... :)

Prep Work:
  • Get out pieces of construction paper in the following colors:
    • Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple
    • Then stack them on top of each other and draw a line down the length of it, 1 1/2" from the edge. Cut the papers so you have 6 strips of paper--each 1 1/2" thick.
  • Glue each strip of paper to another piece of construction paper (or the piece of cardboard at the end of the pad of construction paper---that's what I did).

  • Using a black marker, draw 3 lines on the paper, 2" apart.
  • Then go find 6 cars, one of each color of the rainbow.



  • Cut out 1 square of each color from craft foam, or construction paper (mine are about 1" x 1")
    • Then place them in a brown paper bag.




How to Play!
  • Set everything up on the floor (so the cars won't roll as much).
  • Take turns with your child reaching into the bag and pulling out a colored square. Whatever color it is, that car moves up one space.



  • Keep going until one of the cars crosses the Finish Line (the edge of the paper), and wins!!


We had so much fun playing this. And it was a fun way to talk about colors too!



Looking for more activities for your little BOY?
Click here to see TONS of ideas
http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/03/crafts-activities-for-boys.html

3 comments :

Tracy Wellmann said...

Love it! You always have such simple but wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing.
-Tracy

Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories said...

I love this! My son would enjoy it because of the cars, the race, and the rainbow!

HappyEarthling said...

Oh my goodness! This is so simple and smart. Thank you for posting this!