What you’ll need
- Two glasses or cups
- Paper towels
Ask About Today
What are the colors of a rainbow?
est. 45 min
Ready, Jet, Go
Jet and his friends learn how rainbows are made.
Rainbows on Sesame Street
Elmo, Rosita, and their friends are looking for rainbows on Sesame Street.
est. 30 min
Rainbow In a Glass?
Watch this super fun color experiment. Then you'll try your own!
Make Your Own Rainbow
Now it's your turn to make a rainbow of your own.
Fill two cups with water. Cut a paper towel in half lengthwise to create a thin strip. (Note: Make sure your campers use washable markers for this experiment.)
Color a rainbow on each end of your paper towel, just like in the video. Place each end of the paper towel in a cup of water. Now watch your rainbow grow!
Rainbows usually look like half of a circle. Can you make rainbows in other shapes? Try drawing a triangle rainbow. What about a square? Can you make rainbow shapes using Play Doh, too?
est. 10 min
What Makes a Rainbow
Every page of this book by Betty Schwartz, with pictures by Dona Turner, is all about a different color of the rainbow. Listen along in Jasmine’s Reading Corner.
In this story by David McKee, Elmer the elephant doesn’t look like the other elephants: He isn’t gray at all!
est. 15 min
Indoor Rainbow Scavenger Hunt
Take a walk around your home. Can you find something in every color of the rainbow? Line up the objects you found to make a beautiful rainbow. Then show a grown-up!