Rainbows are one of the most magical natural phenomena. I bet at some time in your life, you believed there was a pot of gold just waiting for you at the end of the rainbow!
Interesting Facts about Rainbows for Kids
The Mom Junction website is a good one for getting some facts about rainbows along with fun and educational activities. Did you know that a rainbow is usually only formed when it’s rainy in one part of the sky and sunny in the other? That doesn’t happen often which is why we don’t see that many rainbows.
The format of this site is a series of questions like ‘Why can’t you touch a rainbow?” followed by a simple explanation. It’s perfect for a little mini lesson about rainbows!
After the mini lesson, there are some fun activities like making rainbow slime, or if you are not a fan of slime, how about making some rainbow celery or a rainbow jar? There are directions for making a rainbow with the water hose on a sunny day. There is a recipe for making rainbow marbled salt dough ornaments that would be perfect to do on a rainy day. Click here to view the site.
I also found some videos about rainbows that would be a good addition to your rainbow sessions. The first one is geared to the younger children. It has the basic rainbow facts narrated by a cute sock puppet. I think the littles would enjoy watching it. Click here to get to the video.
This next video I found is better for kids that can read because there is no narration – just captions and beautiful photographs of real rainbows. I really loved looking at the photography and learning some new things about rainbows such as there are twelve different kinds of rainbows! I am sure you will enjoy this video. Click here to view.
And for the grand finale, this fabulous video of 20 of the world’s most beautiful rainbows. They are truly gorgeous, and your whole viewing experience is enhanced by the “spa” music playing in the background. If you want to have a relaxing few minutes, you must experience this video! Click here.