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St. Patrick’s Day Pom Rainbow

  • Science & STEM
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 1-3

Practice identifying colors with young children while creating a rainbow kid's craft.

Materials


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Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

 

 

Step 2.

 

On our website, under the project image, you will find a button that says “Template.” Click this button and print the template provided of a rainbow and pot of gold. Tip: glue the template onto a sturdier paper material, such as a card stock or construction paper.

 

Step 3.

Assist children in the sorting of Poms into the following colors from the Rainbow Pom package: red, yellow, orange, green, blue, black, and white. You will also need gold Glitter Poms from the Glitter Pom package. Demonstrate to your child or to your students how to place glue in the rainbow stripes. Start with red Poms and glue the Poms onto the outer most stripe.

 

Step 4.

 

Continue applying Poms on all 5 stripes of the rainbow.

 

Step 5.

 

Apply glue to the cloud and then add white Poms on the cloud shape.

 

Step 6.

 

Next, apply glue and place black Poms on the pot.

 

Step 7.

 

Apply glue and place gold Poms on the top of the pot. Your child has now completed a Fuzzy Rainbow Art project for St. Patrick’s Day!

  • Tip: This is a great project to do with siblings. Have the younger child practice sorting colors while the older helps to glue in designated areas!

 


Find the pot of gold at the end of this pom rainbow while learning the science behind color!

  • Rainbow Colors: The light spectrum of the rainbow includes six colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Teach your students the anagram “Roy G Biv” and listen to this catchy tune to remember the order!
  • Rainbow Waves: The electromagnetic spectrum separates light into color according to wavelengths. Red has the longest wavelength and it’s usually on the outside of a rainbow. Violet is located on the inner arch and has the shortest wavelength. Where do the other colors fall on this spectrum?

Humans can’t see all the electromagnetic wavelengths on the spectrum, like infrared and ultraviolet, but we still use their energies in science and technology. As a class, watch this NASA video to discover how we use invisible wavelengths every day!