Rainbow Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

       Rainbow Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

{disclaimer ~ Ivy Kids is a blog sponsor and sent us a kit for this review}

Ivy Kids Kits rock! We have been reviewing kits for a long time now and the boxes never disappoint!

Not familiar with Ivy Kids Kits?

Ivy Kits are a monthly educational subscription for children ages 3-8 developed by early childhood teachers with children of their own. You can tell these kits were developed by people who truly know young kids.  The activities are awesome. Not only can you subscribe to a monthly kit, you can also buy past kits.

Each Ivy Kit contains instructions with ways to modify games to best suit each individual child and provide adults with questions to structure a child’s learning. There are enough games and materials in each kit to engage and cognitively stimulate a child throughout the month and can be replayed for years to come.

We were sent the A Rainbow of My Own kit for this review!

Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (1 of 2)

This kit includes:

          • The book A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman: A sweet and imaginative story about a little boy looking for a rainbow. 
          • Rainbow Bank: Use the paints to decorate the ceramic rainbow bank. The bank will make a beautiful addition to a child’s room and a great place to save money!
          • Rainbow Wind Chime: Use colorful stickers to decorate a wooden rainbow chime. Then enjoy listening to the sound of the chimes on a windy day.
          • A Rainbow of My Own: Paint your hand red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple and use your hand prints to create a colorful rainbow. Then imagine something fun you would want to do with a rainbow if you could catch one.
          • Prism Suncatcher: Use the crystal prism and beads to create a beautiful suncatcher that will create rainbows around your room.
          • Rainbow Bingo: Players take turns rolling the die and covering the colorful number spaces until one person has covered 6 spaces in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. 
          • Letter Rainbow: Cover each letter space on the rainbow board with the matching letter sticker. When you have finished matching the letters to the board, you will have a beautiful and colorful letter rainbow to display.
          • Rainbow Race: The goal of the game is to roll the die and to place the colored circles in the corresponding column until one color has reached the top. Which color will reach the top first and win the race? 
          • Colors of the Rainbow: Dissolve special fizzing color tablets into water to create all the colors of the rainbow. Then explore mixing the different colors.  
          • Walking Rainbow Experiment: Set up a fun experiment with colored water, empty cups, and paper towel strips. Watch the colored water "walk" from the full cups to the empty cups. By the end of the experiment you will have all the colors of the rainbow. 
          • Experiment: Ways to Make Rainbows Use materials provided in your kit, such as a flashlight and prism, as well as materials from your home to refract light and create rainbows. How many different ways can you make a rainbow? 
          • Rainbows Everywhere: Use special diffraction glasses to see the rainbows all around you. These special glasses separate any white light into its components: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. 
          • Over the Rainbow: The goal of this game is to be the first player to get your colored chip from one end of the rainbow to the other.
          • Tic Tac Toe with Colors: To win, you must cover 3 spaces in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) with your colored chip. Before you place your colored chip on a spot, you must identify the letter, number, word, or value on the space, depending on the board you are playing with.

        Your Kit includes a guide for each activity to help promote your child’s learning while you play together.

        Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (2 of 2)

Some Activities From Our Box…

      

Her VERY favorite activity was the walking rainbow experiment! We were all fascinated by this, and left it up for a day so we could watch the colors become even more intense!

Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (4 of 3)

Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (5 of 3)

   

We have really enjoyed making rainbows on our wall with this awesome prism craft that now hangs in our window!

Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (6 of 3)

    

Another rainbow craft…

Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (10 of 5)

   

As always, she loves the games included with each kit. We played BINGO, Tic-Tac-Toe, Rainbow Race and Over the Rainbow. I keep wondering when she will think she is too old for these games, but it hasn’t happened yet and I am fine with that!!

Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (8 of 5)

Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (6 of 5)

Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (9 of 5)

Ivy Kids Kit Rainbows (7 of 5)

      

Not everything from this kit is pictured, she enjoyed more of it and is still enjoying some of it!

You can buy this kit here!

We also loved our other Ivy Kids Kits, click on the images below to take a peek inside of each kit we have loved!

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20% off your first kit for NEW Subscribers to the monthly subscription kits!

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A huge thanks to Ivy Kids for sending us these kits to review. If you are looking for a simple way to do unit studies with your young child, I highly recommend Ivy Kids Kits!

When you subscribe to Ivy Kids, each month you will receive a very well organized kit containing a book and ten or more activities based upon the story. Everything you need to learn and play is included in your kit. I mean EVERYthing. These kits are incredible!



Fun with Rainbows Mini Printable Pack

Rainbow Theme Printables

I just love rainbows and love that God created such a beautiful symbol for us to always remember His promise. I have a new Rainbow Fun Mini Pack for you today! Hope you enjoy these fun new rainbow printables!

In this pack you will find…

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Download your free rainbow printables here!

 

More RAINBOW fun…

When my daughter was a tot she loved the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, so I created a Rainbow Tot Pack in honor of her love.  You can see the printables here and see the pack in action here in our Rainbow Theme Tot School post.

Rainbow Tot Pack  Rainbow Theme Tot School

 

I also have done a few wrap up posts featuring our rainbow fun.  Hand on Rainbows is one of those, and Rainbow Crafts for Tots is another.

Rainbow Fun  Rainbow Crafts for Tots and Preschoolers

 

A few years ago, I created a Rainbow of Diversity printable pack, which stemmed from a very personal situation with my daughter, you can read more about it in the post.

Rainbow of Diversity Printables

 

Rainbow Q-Tip Painting Printables!

Rainbow Q-Tip painting

 

We have a Spring coloring set with some rainbow pages, and there’s also some Rainbows in our Noah’s Ark Q-Tip Painting set.

Spring Fun Coloring Printables  Noah's Ark Q Tip Printables

 

When my oldest was in 1st grade he made a Rainbow Lapbook, which has some free printables I created for him.

Rainbow Lapbook

 

We have a Rainbow Easy Reader here and our rainbow books are here!

Rainbows Easy Reader


Rainbow Pinterest Board

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Rainbow Theme Printables and Ideas

We have many Rainbow Theme Printables and Ideas that have been shared on our blog over the years.  In this post I will share them all so you can easily find ideas and free printables for your own rainbow theme!

Rainbow Printables and Ideas

When my daughter was a tot she loved the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow, so I created a Rainbow Tot Pack in honor of her love.  You can see the printables here and see the pack in action here in our Rainbow Theme Tot School post.

Rainbow Tot Pack  Rainbow Theme Tot School

 

I also have done a few wrap up posts featuring our rainbow fun.  Hand on Rainbows is one of those, and Rainbow Crafts for Tots is another.

Rainbow Fun  Rainbow Crafts for Tots and Preschoolers

 

Last year I created a Rainbow of Diversity printable pack, which stemmed from a very personal situation with my daughter, you can read more about it in the post.

Rainbow of Diversity Printables

 

This year I added some new Rainbow Q-Tip Painting Printables!

Rainbow Q-Tip painting

 

We have a Spring coloring set with some rainbow pages, and there’s also some Rainbows in our Noah’s Ark Q-Tip Painting set.

Spring Fun Coloring Printables  Noah's Ark Q Tip Printables

 

When my oldest was in 1st grade he made a Rainbow Lapbook, which has some free printables I created for him.

Rainbow Lapbook

 

We have a Rainbow Easy Reader here and our rainbow books are here!

Rainbows Easy Reader


Rainbow Pinterest Board

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Rainbow Q-Tip Painting Printables

Rainbow Q-Tip painting


 

I love rainbows and I love Q-Tip painting, so of course we needed a new rainbow q-tip painting printable set!  This set has a variety of fun rainbow printables to help focus on color words, beginning sounds of color words, and ROYGBIV! I also offered a version that says “purple” in case you don’t use the indigo-violet version with your kids.

There are a few pages with full rainbows…Rainbow Printables

 

You’ll also find a full page for each color word, showing only that color in the rainbow… Color Words Q-Tip Painting

 

Finally, there’s a half sheet for each color featuring the beginning sound and a place to trace the color word… Rainbow Color Printables

 

We use water colors mostly, but sometimes use Tempera paint too.

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I hope many of you enjoy these printables during a fun rainbow theme with your kids or in your classroom!

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Download your Rainbow Q-Tip Painting Printables Here!

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WHY use Q-Tip Painting Printables?

The big answer is fine motor skills! You’ll notice how we focus on not only the tiny dots, but also using small items in painting or adding to the dots. All of this works on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills

The letter identification is a secondary bonus!

See ideas for using these here!

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Looking for all of our Q-Tip Painting Printables? Click on the images to see the free printables for each theme shown below! I am always adding more, so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss new themes!

Christmas Fun Q-tip Printables  Nativity Q-tip Printables  Slide2

Slide27  The Mitten Q-tip Printables  Slide252

Despicable Me Q-tip Printables  Lalaloopsy Q-tip Printables  Tinkerbell Q-tip Printables

Jack and the Beanstalk Q-tip Printables  Sofia Q-tip Printables  Noah's Ark Q-tip Printables

Mouse Paint Q-tip Printables  Thanksgiving Q-tip Printables  Slide54

Q-Tip-Alphabet-Painting  Q-Tip-Painting-Number-Printables

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Rainbow Crafts for Tots and Preschoolers

Rainbow Crafts for Tots and Preschoolers

We have enjoyed several fun rainbow crafts over the years and I am pulling them all together in this post for you!  These crafts were all done with my daughter when she was a tot, and honestly we might do some of them again this year! She was almost three in all of these photos. You can see the original Rainbow Theme Tot School post here!

 

Marble Painted Rainbow

Use our rainbow template {included within our Rainbow Tot Pack} or draw one of your own. We printed ours on white cardstock.  Use a cardboard box the size of the paper or tape the edges of the paper to the bottom of the box so it will stay in place.  Use a marble to roll around the box.  We add squeezes of rainbow colors as we go.  It’s a GREAT motor skills activity for young kids to try to move the marble where they want it to go!

Marble Painted Rainbow Craft

Remove the paper from the box and let dry.

Marble Painted Rainbow Craft

Cut out your rainbow shape!

Marble Painted Rainbow Craft

 

 

 

Rainbow Cloud

Every early childhood teacher has seen this rainbow craft for sure.  But just in case you’ve missed it, here’s one of our old favorites, the rainbow cloud. Pre-cut strips of rainbow colored construction paper and a white cloud.  Let your child help you as able, to glue the strips to the cloud.

Rainbow Cloud Craft

Smear white glue on the cloud and add cotton balls! All done! I still remember Ladybug freaking out over the glue and cotton ball experience and also insisting that the blue piece be in the middle instead of the proper order!

Rainbow Cloud Craft

 

 

Rainbow Chain

This is also an oldie, but so simple and fun for tots.  Pre-cut the rainbow color strips of paper for your tot, then work together linking them together!  She LOVED this, and it was so easy!

Rainbow Chain Rainbow Chain

 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

When my daughter was a toddler she loved the song, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, we sang it every night. In honor of this love I created a Rainbow Tot Pack and included a song printable and props to use with the song.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Craft

 

I premade the song props by printing, laminating, cutting out, and taping to colored craft sticks.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Craft

 

I then precut rainbow colored pipe cleaners and got a small piece of foam. My daughter helped me build the rainbow and we used it while we sang the song!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Craft

 

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