Creative Sustainability - Making Rainbows

Creative Sustainability - Making Rainbows

Activity 11 of 11 in this unit

  • Early Learning
  • Science
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
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Lesson summary

Children investigate colour by looking at rainbows. Younger children will observe a rainbow created in their room. Older children are invited to paint or draw a rainbow of their own and then head out into the yard at their service to look for materials from nature that match the colours of their rainbow.

Activity Intention:

  • This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.

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Lesson Plan

Lesson details

Curriculum Mapping

EYLF Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

Learning Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media

Resources required

  • Rainbows Images
  • Rainbow Drawing
  • Rainbow Drawing Template

Ages 0 to 2: 

  • Some white wall or poster-sized white paper stuck to the wall
  • Recycled CD
  • Sunlight or a torch
  • A4 paper (optional)

Ages 3 to 5:

  • Paper
  • A range of art tools such as Jumbo Colour Pencils, Connector Paint Box, Jumbo Wax Crayons, Playsafe Broad Tip Colour Markers and Jumbo Connector Pens.
  • Glue or sticky tape

Additional info

Faber-Castell has long understood the importance of creativity to all people, especially to young people. It is also continuously searching for environmentally friendly processes and high-quality materials to enhance children’s creative experiences throughout every development phase. For more information about Faber-Castell, click here.

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