Rainbows are the perfect way to bring in spring. Although I have to say rainbows are fun all year. They bring smiles, color, and such joy to everyone. At this point we are patiently waiting for that spring weather, jumping in rain puddles and hopes to see a rainbow. So I thought, why not do something fun and allow the children to enjoy their very own rainbow building.
Toddler Block Activities
Preschool Engineering with Rainbows
I have joined up with some fabulous bloggers to bring you PLAYfulpreschool Rainbow Week.
Bring on preschool engineering!!!
Children are natural engineers, they love building, taking things apart, and figuring out what works. So to get in some STEM activity for the week we brought out the rainbows.
Activities that promote investigation, critical thinking, and hands-on learning are wonderful for project-based learning.
How high can the rainbows get? How many colors are we using to build? How many different sizes are there? Does it have to go straight up, or will it go to the side? What happens when children are left to figure it out on their own? Check out all of the different curves… These are just a few of the questions children might be asking themselves as they are building. As the parent or caregiver, you can also talk about these questions. Not giving them the answers, just sharing ideas.
Building with Rainbows is so much fun!
All of the beautiful rainbows that surround us everyday.
WE LOVE RAINBOW BUILDING!!!
Have you done any preschool engineering? I’d love to hear about it. In fact, comments make our day 🙂 You might be interested in checking out some other STEM activities or visiting our learning the alphabet page. We love #PLAYfulpreschool learning!
More #PLAYfulpreschool Rainbow ideas
Rainbow Letter Formation Sticky Wall from Still Playing School
Rainbow Language Activities from Growing Book by Book
Rainbow Sensory Bin from Tiny Tots Adventures
Kids Inventing Songs from Capri + 3
Rainbow Domino Game from Rainy Day Mum
Lego Rainbow Pattern Game from Mom Inspired Life
Scented Rainbow Science from Fun-A-Day
Design a Rainbow from The Educators’ Spin On It
Creating Salty Rainbows with Preschoolers from Life Over C’s
Ice and Salt Rainbow Experiment from Powerful Mothering
Disappearing Rainbow Colours from Learning 2 Walk