This is a great craft for reinforcing a lesson on circles or on the fraction "half". A big thanks to one of our viewers for contributing this idea!
- Construction paper: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple (or pink if there is no purple in your construction paper pack)
- Optional: String and thin cardboard
- Draw a 9" circle on the red paper, 8" circle on the orange, 7" circle on the yellow and so on.
- To measure your circles, you can make a template for the kids to
trace around on thin cardboard.
- Just take a string and make it 1/2 the length of the circle.
- Anchor it in the middle of the thin cardboard and tie a pencil on the other end.
- Stretch it taught and draw all the way around.
- Cut out the template and let the kids use it to trace with.
- Cut out the circles.
- Glue them one on top of the other from biggest to smallest.
- Fold or cut in half to make a rainbow.
ADDITIONAL OPTION - MOBILE:
Cut out two identical cloud shapes as large as possible from white paper (you can use the template we've provided). Staple or lace all the way around the outside, leaving a small space at the top. Stuff the cloud with crumpled newspaper or cotton balls and staple the rest of the way.
Punch a hole in the center, top of the cloud and tie a string. This will be used to hang from the ceiling.
Punch a hole in the center bottom of the cloud (if using one rainbow) or at various places along the bottom of the cloud if using more than one rainbow.
Punch a hole in the center top of the rainbow and use a string to hang it on the cloud.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).