This morning, Atticus told me he wanted to do a craft. He wanted colors, glue and cotton balls. He also wanted a squirrel and a giraffe, but I didn't have those things handy. It dawned on me that he hadn't done much with rainbows in the past, and what a no brainier to set him up with a good old fashioned rainbow project. He was thrilled.
We started by talking about colors and where rainbows come from and then he just went to town on creating his own. This is a great way to practice colors, cutting skills for preschoolers (though, he gave up on the scissors and helped me rip pieces of paper instead) and let them use their creativity with how they want the rainbow to look. I found myself close to correcting him on the color order, but where's the fun in having someone telling you how to make your artwork?