Rainbow Writing Sensory Bags

Hi! I’m Leslie- a homeschooling momma to an almost 5 year old girl (seriously cant believe I just typed that) and 17 month old boy.  The 2 are as different as night and day.  I share our adventures here to both inspire learning at home and chronicle our lives, because honestly, I never started the baby books and my kids will just have to look back on their childhood through this blog… ha! #keepinitreal

Wonderful Water.
It leads to some of the most beautiful things in nature- including rainbows.
Mother Goose Time suggested a rainbow sensory bag STEAM station that we could not pass up,
and honestly, my kids are still enjoying these bags several days later.

Here’s what you need:
Clear zipper baggies (quart or gallon- we used gallon)
Rainbow colors of paint (we actually found that only using the primary colors- red, yellow, and blue- works best and leads to learning in color theory),
wide tape (painters, duct, or packing tape could all easily work.)

Let your preschooler squirt some color in a baggie.
My girl made 2 bags: one for my preschooler and one for my toddler.
The toddler bag had a squirt of all the colors.  My preschooler’s bag only had the primary colors.
Seal shut.  Use a straw to suck out as much air as possible from your baggie.  You don’t want to squeeze the air since that will mix the colors and that is for your kiddos to do.

While you are prepping your bags you could ask some big questions MGT suggested:
-When might you see a rainbow?
-What colors do you see in a rainbow?
-What happens if the colors mix?

For best results, tape your baggie to a light table or window.  The light allows for some amazing color changes, and having it taped allows your kids to use the bags to practice writing.

Writing her name with baby brother waiting for his chance to press on the bag.

Drawing lines and letters.

Brother’s bag was taped to the window.  He so enjoyed having his own rainbow bag.

Rainbows are my girl’s favorite thing right now besides horses.
Don’t all kids love rainbows at some point?
I know I never grew out of loving them. 
So enjoy making those rainbows with your littlest learners. 
We don’t get to experience them too often in nature, so make sure you make some time to experience rainbows at home however you can!

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