Sanity Savers: Finding a Rainbow

By: Amelia Schrader
Senior Manager of Learning and Education

Materials:

Color Hunt Worksheets (indoor and outdoor)

Length:

Activity Time: Unlimited!

Academic Subject:

English Language Arts (ELA)Arts Science
Development Subject Areas: Cognition – Knowledge of the World  

Photo by Yulia Gadalina on Unsplash
Photo by Yulia Gadalina on Unsplash

It is National Find a Rainbow Day! Do you know why rainbows tend to form after a rainy day as soon as the sun comes out? That is because a rainbow is a refraction of the sun’s light through water droplets.

We are here for a fun rainbow-themed activity that you can do inside or outside. Use our guided indoor and/or outdoor scavenger hunt worksheets to go on a quest to find a rainbow!!  

Download the worksheets here

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2


While working on this activity you can use the vocabulary words below to further enhance the lesson.
· Can you identify which colors of the rainbow are primary colors and which are secondary colors? ·  For the indoor scavenger hunt, can you create a pattern with the items you collected?
· Practice counting the items. Which category has the most items? Which has the least?

Vocabulary Words

· Primary Colors: These colors cannot be created by mixing together other colors. The primary colors are red, yellow and blue.
·  Secondary Colors: These colors are created by mixing together two primary colors. The secondary colors are orange, green and purple. Orange is created by mixing red and yellow. Green is created by mixing blue and yellow. Purple is created by mixing blue and red.
· Rainbow: a refraction of the sun’s light through water droplets
· Refraction: the bending of a light ray as it passes through a new medium. In the case of the rainbow, this occurs when light passes through water. When the light rays bend they show all the colors of light! ·  Scavenger Hunt: a game where the participants must find specific items on a list 

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