What Makes a Rainbow?

Playgroup today was all about rainbows.  We read the book What Makes a Rainbow? by Betty Ann SchwartzDona Turner (Illustrator)

What makes a Rainbow

A rainbow of ribbons magically appear when you open the pages of this innovative book! Toddlers will love listening to the charming story and seeing a different colored ribbon with the turn of each page. The last page is sure to delight with all the colors of the rainbow. What a fun way to learn colors!     ~Goodreads

Then we made a rainbow of our own…



  • 1 paper plate
  • rainbow paints, markers, or crayons
  • gold paint or markers
  • cotton balls
  • string
  • hole punch
  • glue
  • scissors


  • Cut the paper plate in half. The other half will be used for coins.
  • Paint one half like a rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet
  • Paint the other half of the plate gold.
  • Cut out gold circles for coins.
  • Punch a hole in each coin and at the bottom of the rainbow to attach the coins with string.
  • Tie the coins along a string and tie to the bottom of the rainbow.
  • Glue cotton along the bottom of the rainbow to make clouds
  • Punch a hole at the top, loop a ribbon and hang up your mobile.

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